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recomended CPU heatsink for core i5?

tkorsvold

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Hello,

Just assembled a Core i5 system, but IMO the boxed fan+heatsink isn't good enough.

Any good (and reasonably priced) alternatives?


Thorstein
 

tkorsvold

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Nov 13, 2000
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Thanks for the tip about the Cooler Master.
It certainly looks like a lot of cooler for very little money!

Any reviews?

T
 

themusgrat

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I'm using the 212 with 2 aftermarket fans, and it's great. Idle temps are 35, load is 59 on the hottest core. You really can't beat that unless you spend $50 more. Make sure though that you don't put too much thermal paste on, what I did was to smear a tiny amount on each of the copper pipes, then a tity on the center of the CPU. I prolly used less than 1/2 of the size of a pea in paste, and I'm getting much better temps than most people with this cooler. Plus, the dual fans really do help.

But ya, get the 212.
 

MyLeftNut

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You can't go wrong with the CM Hyper 212+. Probably best bang for buck and will probably cool well enough for max air cooled overclock for an i5. If you want to spend a bit more for better performance just to have lower temperatures, as mentioned earlier, the Zalman CNPS10X Quiet is good as well. The Zalman can actually just edge out a Megahalems and TRUE Rev.C if you just modify or improve on the mounting mechanism for a more solid pressure mount.
 

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