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post #11 of 41
wonder how much of a temp decrease you would get from a CNPS 9700 and a better fan
    
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Wont know till you try
    
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hmm wonder what happens if you put the guts of a tornado fan on..... it would probobly self destruct LOL
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post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by born2killU
i want to do that to my 9500 but with a 92mm fan instead so it still looks good

maybe like a 92mm x 35mm fan
The larger fan is whats needed, with a stock 92 mm fan, not much air is moved over the outer fins, most of it is just pushed through the middle, where there are no fins.... Using a 120mm fan really moves max air over all of the fins...
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post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by born2killU
i want to do that to my 9500 but with a 92mm fan instead so it still looks good

maybe like a 92mm x 35mm fan
I would get a SilverStone FM92 to try it out. As its a 110mm fan in a 92mm body.

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Great job man, watch your fingers.
    
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post #17 of 41
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Awesome....but why spend $50 on a crappy heatsink, then $15 more on a fan to cut up and then spend time to mod it out just to get barely acceptable temps?
i wish i had a noctua to test it against; that's actually one of my favorite air coolers. but i think, unless i had two of those silverstones strapped to the noctua that is ... that the modded zalman would smoke it.

i think the temps are totally acceptable. playing games for two hours or rendering hour long DV composites *never* get the temps near the 59 degree dual prime load. that's why i do dual prime ... i know if i can hit an ok temp with that then i'm good to go for my usual routines.

if you or anyone happens to have a spare noctua sitting around, send it to me and i'll do an official comparison then mail it back. not likely but just in case someone does ... i'll do it.

the cpu is running almost 1450ghz over it's stock speed ... is that not pretty decent for dualprime loads of 59 to 60? i'm new to the core2 duos so sort of naive aboue temps and percentile of overclock and what not. give me some examples so i can research other folks results ...

take it easy (and send me a noctua!)
    
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post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox
Nice mod, I now want to buy a 9500 and a 220CFM delta.
that would rock, i'm sure; i think the dramatic drop is cause the entire heatsink is getting hit by the fan coverage: the main base plate, the heat pipes and *all* of the cooling fins. makes a huge huge difference.

i sort of agree with the guy who said the stock zalman isn't that great of a cooler compared to the noctua ... it really isn't; had i researched more before buying a cooler and had i *not* listened to the guy at fry's elect's. ... i'd of certainly bought a noctua or an ultra120 or a scythe product (or even an amanda, which i sort of find peculiar and attractive)

but if your already stuck with a 9500 ... then modding with a 120 highoutput will put it on par with or better than any of the others (barring the dual fan heats like the noctua that you could strap TWO deltas to.)
    
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post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by Squeeky
hmm wonder what happens if you put the guts of a tornado fan on..... it would probobly self destruct LOL
i looked at the tornado but didn't think the construction of the fan assembly would allow it ...

that's what i wanted to use ...
    
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post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by born2killU
wonder how much of a temp decrease you would get from a CNPS 9700 and a better fan
i don't think you could put a big 120mm *outside* the cooling fin assembly like i did; there' most likely wouldn't be room.

with the 9500, which most likely has a significantly narrower width (front to back) the 120mm fan just *barely* clears my ram slots (i've got about 1/4" or less clearance). i think the 9700 would be to fat to allow a completely external fan like i added to the 9500.

you could replace it's stock fan with a higher output fan of the same size, though ... would definitely improve.
    
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