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Windows 7: Heatsink

09 Jun 2010   #1
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
Heatsink

lm looking for some reviews on heatsinks, rather than look through random sites lm more interested in some users accounts of users that actually use them.

in any case ideally lm looking for a reasonably inexpensive heatsink, lm currently using a stock AMD heatsink which is rated for a higher chip than l already have, regardless while my temps arent bad l would like to see how far l can get them down without loosing performance as well as have a heatsink for future upgrades to faster chips...

as my spec dictates (which is added to my profile) lm running a AMD Athlon II x2 250, and l had looked at the local comp shop at a few heatsinks however the engineer recommended that l ask around for user accounts as he has not exactly built many overclocker type systems (tbh lm not planning on overclocking, this is just purely a bit of hardware that l can use for future upgrades and sort of something l want to do in the interest of how much temp l can get it down to)

in any case anyone have any recommendations so l can see if l can get my hands on a good cpu cooler.


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09 Jun 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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09 Jun 2010   #3
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Define inexpensive?
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09 Jun 2010   #4
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

well under 50 would be inexpensive tho cheaper would be nice but good coolers and cheap dont always go hand in hand.
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09 Jun 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Depends on what you look at. Here is cheap and good,

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Arcti...p-to-130-Watts!

Better than the stock heatsink, and even though you said you won't be overclocking is OK for that too (just not extreme overclocking).
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09 Jun 2010   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't have any U.K. links, but here's a good variety of coolers that are all very good. Heatsinks, and CPU Coolers for AMD Socket AM2: CrazyPC Computers

My suggestion would be to pick one or two and then read some reviews to see how they rate against each other. It's going to boil down to what you want in the end... some coolers throw up really good numbers, but in order to achieve those numbers, they've got to use two fans at high rpm, which you may not want?
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09 Jun 2010   #7
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

not exactly bothered about sound, l can sleep through a thermaltake volcano heatsink running at 6000 RPM l do like the Noctua l saw on the above link, and lve already got a second 120mil fan already so if it comes with one then there is no prob and quite honestly l prefer heatsink fans running at full anyways.
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09 Jun 2010   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lol, yeah... I hear ya. I used to think like that too, right up until the point I was able to run a single scythe s-flex 120 @ 1,000 rpm... damn near silent... and my temps, with the right heatsink are still always nice and cool.

Those Noctuas are really excellent coolers... right now the best.
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09 Jun 2010   #9
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

wonder how much better the temps will be with arctic silver rather than that "white crap"
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09 Jun 2010   #10
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Depends on how bad and how thick "the white crap" is? There's new stuff out though now... even better than AS5.

I use this non-conductive stuff: Shin-Etsu X23-7783D Thermal Compound 1Gram: CrazyPC Computers. Of course, google and review it yourself, but I like it.
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