For the Emperor! Knights of Caliban!
16th March 2004
Hi, Need to ask you a ya'll question! I've been hearing this Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor has a shitty stock cooler, now the processor is coming with a pre-built computer but I'm unsure if this pre-built computer has cooler in it, can somebody tell me if it does? Processor: QUAD Q9550 2.83G 12MB 1333MHZ Motherboard: ASUS SKT.775 P45/ICH10R DD3 ATX Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 2X2GB DDR3-1333 Hard Drive #1: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA Hard Drive #2: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X INTERNAL SATA DVDRW Video Card: ASUS EN9800GT MT/HTDI/512M GeForce 9800 GT 512MB Case: COOLERMASTER NIVIDIA ED BLACK Power Supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR 600W ATX
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Since it is a pre-built machine and there is no CPU cooler listed, it is likely that it is using the stock Intel cooler.
I've been hearing this Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor has a shitty stock cooler, now the processor is coming with a pre-built computer but I'm unsure if this pre-built computer has cooler in it, can somebody tell me if it does?
It will have the stock Intel cooler. But then again, unless you're going to overclock it aggressively, the Intel cooler is good enough.
I wouldn't say that the stock cooler is good at all. My friends Q6600 runs at around 80*C at load on the stock cooler at stock clocks. No way in hell I would keep the stock cooler on my cpu for more than installing an OS.
I know a guy in pretty much the same situation, kow. I would definitely invest in a good Zalman.
I loved the stock intel cooler. It allowed me to OC my CPU to 3.8GHz and keep the temps down to around 50C. As soon as I pushed it the extra 200MHz though thats when it borked and I invested.
It is quite decent for stock
Pilla... you have a Dual-Core...
Quads run hotter, even the 45nm ones. But Intell still uses the old cooler. I'd get a thrid party one. The stock one will be ok, if you're not overclocking though.
Personally. I think Zalman heatsinks are overrated. They may look pretty but performance is seriously lacking. Better than a Stock heatsink, but not enough to pay $60 for a heatsink. That and they cannot hold the heat of a Quad at all. Decent for a 65nm dually or a 45nm dual but will fail amazingly with the heat output of a quad.
Mk, Well i ain't never seen a quad that runs that much hotter then a Dual. Hottest stock speed quad I've come across was Quad Xeon @ 2.6GHz, it was getting 50C at load, basically what my Dual gets not overclocked with the stock cooler.
2.6 isn't the top end chips. There are QX9770 chips and stuff thats just as expensive that runs really hot at load.