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So since my core temps are around 50C when im just browsing and stuff.. that can't be a good sign. I have decided to upgrade my CPU cooler.

What do you think of the following cooler. and would it fit in my current motherboard well?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctu...iet-cpu-cooler





also i need something to clean the old thermal paste is this any good?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/akasa...aning-solution
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Noctua. 'Nuff said.
6 U-shaped pipes (so practically 12, as I count em). Mine has 8 and a single fan and keeps 4Ghz CPU under 35C, so you can't go wrong with that Noctua.
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post #3 of 9
that is arguably one of the best air coolers so yes get that, as for cleaning the TIM, get some coffee filters and 91% alcohol at your local drug stores etc
   
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post #4 of 9
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Also this is my case. Will it be okay in there?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xigma...r-case-w-o-psu


Also coffee filters?

I pretty much know nothing about cleaning the TIM this will be the first time.
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post #5 of 9
That's a very good cooler, regarded as one of the best air coolers on the market. That thermal paste cleaner will work, another option is to use isopropyl alcohol and a paper towel which is available cheaper than that thermal paste cleaner from sites such as eBay.

EDIT - I believe the NH-D14 will fit in your case. Might be worth checking the noctua website to make sure that the cooler will clear your RAM.
Edited by Kieran - 10/6/11 at 2:01pm
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Noctua. 'Nuff said.
6 U-shaped pipes (so practically 12, as I count em). Mine has 8 and a single fan and keeps 4Ghz CPU under 35C, so you can't go wrong with that Noctua.
Yeah that would be a great choice. As far as that cleaner goes, it should be fine, but some good old toilet paper should be ok.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by MasterCheese99 View Post
some good old toilet paper should be ok.
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post #8 of 9
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I think i will order that and get a few extra case fans and see how it goes. I iwll post back when its set up. Thank you for responding quickly guys Its been so hot playing battlefield 3
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post #9 of 9
You'll like that cooler. I went from a hyper 212+ to the noctua and my temps dropped around 7 degrees at load. And I use coffee filters for cleaning tim along with some rubbing alcohol (the higher alcohol content the better).
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