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intel's heatsink not so bad, only if you can get it on right

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maybe i just got lucky. but i get pretty good temps for my 6600 running on the stock cooler. granted i haven't tried overclocking yet. but when i do, it will be very minimal. i am looking at 2.7. but back to intel's heatsink. according to speedfan, i get idle temps of 32, 45 full load. TAT is about 5 degrees higher respectively, as well as in core temp. the max temp in both is 50. that doesn't leave me much room to spare. but i think i can overclock some with intel's heatsink. i know most overclockers prefer other cooling methods, but i got some good cooling with intel's. i hate to mess with a good thing. granted, it took me a dozen or so times to get intel's heatsink to fit perfectly. that installation is a pain in the butt. i mean the concept is very simple. align the 4 holes and push down. but to actually do it correctly is like hit or miss. so many times my computer wouldn't boot up. my first inclination was that it was the cpu overheating. but it never shut off. so i took out the board, made sure the heatsink was secure. everything was. still didn't boot. i knew it wasn't the video card, memory, and power supply. i isolated all those areas to make sure they weren't the cause. so after checking everything, i concluded that my board was messed up. that didn't make sense to me either. but i could still send that back for another one. i finally got a replacement. i put the heatsink on, still no video. at this point i am beside myself. i kinda knew it wasn't the motherboard anyway, but i had to rule that out. so now i am thinking it is my cpu. it's probably fried. the thing is i can't send it back. so i am stuck to go back to my pentium D 830. not a bad processor, but not the 6600. well before i put that into the P5W-DH board, i tried removing the heatsink one more time. i took the board out yet again. the heatsink seemed very secure and tight in the first place. but i said what the heck. so i removed the heatsink and put it back on. this time however i heard all 4 holes click. i never heard them do that before. i must have tried a dozen or more times without never hearing the clicks. so what you know, i install everything back and there is my video. the moral of the story, make sure that heatsink clicks through ALL 4 holes. sounds so simple in theory, but it doesn't happen so easily. now that i got good temps, i am extremely hesitant in going back and putting a new heatsink and cooler on. do you blame me? LOL
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well it really is very simple - you make it seem much harder than it really is. Just take a look at the way the mounts work. If you rotate the shell all the way counter-clockwise and pull the part out that unlocks the clip. Next rotate clock-wise that preps for install. Do this with all four clips, carefully position the 4 clips in the holes. Now you only need a very light push down to lock the clip in place. Make sure you hear the click. Do the opposite corner and repeat with the last 2 corner pair. A large amount of force is unecessary and probably means you dont have the clip rotated all the way or unlocked.

The clip has only 2 rotational positions and is either pushed in or pulled out.

I imagine that a lot of people fail to rotate clockwise and the click never happens and the heat sink is not latched in place.

-john
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I am using the stock cooling and I have a 3.0 GHz overclock at 45-47 degrees C at full load with orthos. Seems fine to me. Although it is pretty cool in my house at this time of the year. I'm afraid I'm going to need to change to some other form of cooling as the weather warms up. But the moral of the story is that the stock cooling should be fine for a very mild overclock. The thing is that these conroe processors overclock to 3.0 so easily (at least on the MB that I have) that it's kind of a shame to not let them loose. I think that the number one factor in OCing the conroe is controlling heat.





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Conroe cores are good up to 85°c, but if your like me anything over 55°c is bad lmao.
    
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