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Is Zalman 9500 better than stock AMD Phenom II heatsink?

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I have a stock AMD heatsink from a Phenom II 955 BE and a Zalman 9500. Which is the better heatsink to use? This is a build for a friend.
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9500 Hands Down.
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agreed with above.
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well..truthfully..i think they dissipate about the same amount of heat..but the zalman looks cooler..and will be quieter..
 
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It REALLY depends on the HS. If you have 955 or above I have to say no. Especially if you've lapped your CPU. They may not be the greatest of Coolers but both my 955 and 965 have really solid temps Folding at 100% Core usage and both are lapped. They both run between 49-52c @ Load. I doubt the Zalman cooler will do much better if at all in this regard. Which is why I'm going under water and hopefully soon.

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