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which of them is better at cooling my sig rig or a pentium IV 3.2 Ghz hyperthreading.

my p4 is running very hot. idle at 59c and who knows at full load, im afraid to run prime95.

I was planning on replacing the psu to a stronger one to provide power to 6-8 fans.
But I could just transfer my hyper212 or get the H40 for it.
it will be a lot cheaper than a new psu.

-edit
the p4 heatsink is clean with new tim. its just very hot here, room temp is about 35c
Edited by edalbkrad - 2/7/12 at 7:28pm
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which of them is better at cooling my sig rig or a pentium IV 3.2 Ghz hyperthreading.
my p4 is running very hot. idle at 59c and who knows at full load, im afraid to run prime95.
I was planning on replacing the psu to a stronger one to provide power to 6-8 fans.
But I could just transfer my hyper212 or get the H40 for it.
it will be a lot cheaper than a new psu.

I'd say go with which ever is cheaper lol.. I had a hyper 212 and a h50. I didn't notice a huge drop in temperature when I put in the h50. I did have push pull on my 212, though, if that makes a difference.
    
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I'd say go with which ever is cheaper lol.. I had a hyper 212 and a h50. I didn't notice a huge drop in temperature when I put in the h50. I did have push pull on my 212, though, if that makes a difference.

yeah, there is not a great difference between the to besides maybe 2-4C. I would say get the 212 which is way cheaper.
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212 is on par if not slighty better than h40 iirc?

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Stick with the 212+.

The Corsair H40 is beyond overpriced in my opinion.
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I can't speak for the H40, but my 212 EVO keeps my i7 2600k 3.8 at about 27 degrees idle at 900 RPM...and it cannot be heard. That's with just a single push fan....and it comes with brackets to mount a second fan.

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Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/9/12 at 7:27pm
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a new psu for the P4 will cost $50, then ill put two 120mm front intakes then another two a few cm nearer the cpu hsf. this will create a vacuum of air.

H40 is also $50 but ive never tried water cooling so im a bit wary on how to set it up.
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a new psu for the P4 will cost $50, then ill put two 120mm front intakes then another two a few cm nearer the cpu hsf. this will create a vacuum of air.
H40 is also $50 but ive never tried water cooling so im a bit wary on how to set it up.

Its only a hybrid water cooling. They're very easy to setup, just like your normal heatsink fan setup compared to a real full loop .
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your p4 is an LGA 775 then?
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