Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf
Generally speaking, the fans that come supplied with processors are good enough for everyday work and slight overclocking. Remember that both AMD and Intel offer warranties for their processors, and they know about the dangers of too much heat, which can quickly build up if a poor quality heatsink/fan is used. Therefore, they supply the CPUs with a quality HSF assembly that is sufficient for everyday use.
well...that contradicts the seemingly sound advice I heard saying that the stock cpu-supplied fans were junky and loud...but that said, what you say makes sense. neither of those cpu companies want their cpus frying with the supplied fans for customer relations!
I only have three more parts to acquire!! Yippee!!! (in a way they are the most clutch). I will likely stick with amd. I am def getting asus mobo. Finally, I upped the hd to a 7200 and was keen on Seagate but wondered if that is good (WD is not an option as I don't like nor use those hds).
Providing that you get a suitable fan that fits correctly, there should be no problem. As these fans come with a heatsink, you should make sure that you clean off the residual thermal interface material from the top of the CPU and reapply a fresh layer, following the manufacturer's instructions (unless the heatsink has some pre-applied).
yeah brilliant I was just watching a fan installation vid and realized the thermal paste would be the main concern with swapping cpu fans.
As regards the graphics card, it would be beneficial to install a card as it has its own dedicated memory (on-board graphics grab a portion of your main memory for this purpose). Plus, there would be less load on the CPU. In some cases (and this depends on the BIOS), it is possible to have both on-board and discrete graphics running in conjunction with each other, although there might be some restrictions as to what cards can be used for this purpose.[/QUOTE]
okay hhmm this is VERY helpful, mate, thanks, but this last 3rd part I don't quite understand.
I have a gpu. I am using the aforementioned gpu regardless. I was originally going to get a less expensive asus mobo with no onboard vid chipset. This slightly more expensive (w/ the onboard vid chipset) caught my eye and wanted ideas on if I should just get the non-onboard vid chipset mobo b/c already will be installing gpu.
Basically, would I get better performance installing same geforce 440t gpu on the mobo with the onboard vid or would either motherboard just use the installed vid card and ignore the onboard one? Bit confused on that. I will likely go with the mobo without onboard vid.