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It's an article, yes. But is it news? Not really.
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post #12 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
It's an article, yes. But is it news? Not really.
Agreed.

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For the next 30 minutes, it ran all four cores between 3.8GHz and 4GHz. The top temperature reached was 85 degrees Celcius
How does he come out with the conclusion that a third party cooler couldn't do way better here or that this is acceptable? Epic fail of an article. "Go buy a $250 CPU and cool it with a tin can that barely keeps it a few degrees from overheating". /facepalm
Edited by Am* - 5/17/11 at 7:38am
    
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post #13 of 59
I agree with everyone here that stock coolers aren't that great and 3rd party ones are much better. Though I think you all missed something in the article towards the end. The author mentions that the stock solution is only for the majority of people ( We OCN'ers aren't the majority), and that he hopes if a stock cooler that small can do that decent of a job that the 3rd party HSF makers come out with some better smaller ones.
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Anger inspiring article.
    
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post #15 of 59
Bad article from a bad magazine.
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Originally Posted by wheth4400 View Post
I agree with everyone here that stock coolers aren't that great and 3rd party ones are much better. Though I think you all missed something in the article towards the end. The author mentions that the stock solution is only for the majority of people ( We OCN'ers aren't the majority), and that he hopes if a stock cooler that small can do that decent of a job that the 3rd party HSF makers come out with some better smaller ones.
Swap the fan on this thing for something faster and it'll easily beat this. And since this is a high-end CPU, the stock cooler is never going to be used by the majority of its users anyway ("majority" of people will go with an i3 or something lower end for which the stock cooler is acceptable, not for a 2600K).
Edited by Am* - 5/17/11 at 7:49am
    
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post #17 of 59
Well... in reading the short synopsis of the article in the OP, I believe that if he reached 85*C using the stock cooler... and reached between 3.8-4.0Ghz... then doesn't it stand to reason that with a better cooler the temps would come down and the OC may even go up?

Oh wait... we do that right now don't we???

EPIC JOURNALISTIC FAIL!
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oh pc gamer..............
    
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And the life span?
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PC Gamer and Maximum PC both get more retarded as time goes on.
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