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Windows 7: Good Heatsink?

18 May 2011   #1
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Good Heatsink?

Hey.

I figured I'd ask here, since you guys would know more about cooling.

Is this a good heatsink?

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm CPU Cooler For Intel Socket LGA1156

The readout from HWMonitor (attached) is from after maybe 10 minutes or so of just surfing newegg. 2 hours of Portal 2 got me a max temp of 69* on cores 0 and 2, and around 62* on cores 1 and 3. I know I can do much better than that. The reviews are mostly positive on Newegg, just some issues about the installation brackets, but they're exactly the same as the stock brackets, and I've had no issues with them.

Thanks!

P.S: What thermal paste would you recommend?




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19 May 2011   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

THIS should answer your question
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22 May 2011   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

KSchrief,
This has gotten much better reviews and holds great on air cooling performance, so if you have the space this bad boy is way better choice. IMHO
Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler - LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, AM3, AM2+, AM2. Received The Overclockers Tech Gold Award at TigerDirect
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23 May 2011   #4
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

That depends on your intent, your motherboard and what case you have, and how much clearance you have above RAM. For instance the FRIO is heavy and big and may not fit in your case and your MB may not be up to supporting it.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is also fairly large, but it is lightweight, cools very well, easy to mount, and is very low in cost.

Your temperature is rather warm for just game playing, but not all that bad. The Tcase for that processor is 72c.

I have a CM Hyper 212+ on an I7-860 overclocked by 1GHz and the maximum temperature I get is 64c with PRIME95 stress testing @ 100% CPU utilization. So you se you can get a lot of headroom there, but do you need it?

A good paste is Arctic Silver 5.
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23 May 2011   #5
Kipper

 

For the same price you should really look at the CM Hyper 212+; add the second fan for push pull and you have maybe the best air cooling bang for the buck available.

If you look at the review closely you should find yourself looking at that Noctua cooler they are top notch.

As for the Firo, it is probably my go to air cooler. I have a couple of them and right now it is cooling a 2600K at 4.8GHz and keeping the temps in the mid 60s while under load. Matter of fact it is the cooler I am highlighting on my current review I am writing on the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme board. Now I have the system under water but for Air Cooling it would be one of the three I mention here. You have to love the color scheme of the Frio as well as its extremely easy installation.
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23 May 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I would not put a 92 mm fan on any of my cpu's.
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26 May 2011   #7
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

Going on what you guys said, and from reading the reviews, I'll look into getting the CM Hyper 212+. I have an i5 760 running 2.8 GHz. I don't plan on overclocking to more than 3.0 GHz if I even overclock at all, so I don't need a monstrous cooler (plus I'm cheap), just one that's better than the piece of junk that came with the processor. I'll get the Arctic Silver paste as well, as I'm sure that will make a difference.

I did an okay wiring job at best, so once I take it apart, switch everything out, and put it back in, I'll make sure to make the wiring as efficient as I can to let the case fans do their job as well, because the MB itself gets pretty warm. I'll do some measuring beforehand to make sure this will fit in my case, as it is quite big.

Thanks for your help, guys!
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26 May 2011   #8
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

So I opened up the case and did some measuring. It looks like it won't fit, but just barely won't. Is there a slightly smaller unit anyone would recommend?

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case This is my case. With the MB installed, it looks like I have just about 125mm of space. Not enough for this heatsink, sadly.
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26 May 2011   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Run a discounted H50 and replace the Corsair with two Nactua's running push pull out the back where the 120mm case fan is.......done!
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27 May 2011   #10
ddix1026

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KSchrief View Post
So I opened up the case and did some measuring. It looks like it won't fit, but just barely won't. Is there a slightly smaller unit anyone would recommend?

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case This is my case. With the MB installed, it looks like I have just about 125mm of space. Not enough for this heatsink, sadly.
i havea similarly designed case (Rosewill Blackbone) which is even thinner than the Antec, and i purchased the CM Hyper N520

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

granted I have a Phenom x4 processor, and they tend to run cooler than the Intels, but I havent gotten any of the cores or the HDD's over 40

graphics card is another story, but i have only gotten that up to 45 max..

i have a nice 120 intake in the front, a 90 intake on the side (towards the bottom that pulls on to the graphics card) and a nice 120 exhaust in the back.. keeps everything nice and cool
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