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post #21 of 71
Agree with Mootsfox. All those temps seem a little high. I have never even seen my processor above 45C with the Zalman 9700. And you really should add the Arctic Freezer 64 Pro, as it is the cheapest AMD solution for air cooling and a great cooler as well.
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That might have been the test with a high ambient. There was one with an ambient of 30 or something.

That sentence was supposed to be "The temperatures are very dependent on the speed of the fan" or something like that. I'll fix it.

The amount of air moved will change the temps for each cooler, but some coolers (like the ninja) are less effected by the fan speed than others.

I tried to only compare coolers that were in the same test. You can't compare them in different tests as the other ambient could be much lower or something like that. In the same test, the components will be the same. Thats why I tried to post multiple tests, so you could see the temps on different set ups.

I didn't include AMD coolers but I might do that soon. I was focusing on intel but most are fine for both. I have to study for my exam tomorrow so I won't be able to add the 64 for a while.
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Originally Posted by Waupli View Post
I tried to only compare coolers that were in the same test. You can't compare them in different tests as the other ambient could be much lower or something like that. In the same test, the components will be the same. Thats why I tried to post multiple tests, so you could see the temps on different set ups.
So this is somebody else's work you are posting here? Why not just link us to the page where they actually did the tests then?
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post #24 of 71
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I did. I linked to the graph and referenced them in the posts.

Here is one (link from BT review)

This is my writing, its just their numbers.

There are some that I didn't link to. I'll dig them up when I get back on my main computer and add them. I didn't link to tests I had already linked to in a few of them, but I said that it was in the same test that another cooler was in (where I did link to it).
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i have a core 2 duo e6600 and i want to know what the best air cooling system for the cpu, i mean the best that will get mine to the lowest degree it can reach from air cooling
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yeally nice :d
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post #27 of 71
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i have a core 2 duo e6600 and i want to know what the best air cooling system for the cpu, i mean the best that will get mine to the lowest degree it can reach from air cooling
Stay away from the Zalmans, otherwise, any of the big "cube style" heatsinks listed will be very good on your 6600. If you wants ultimate cool, the Tuniq Tower or the Infinity with 2 high CFM fans would be your best bet for lowest temps.
post #28 of 71
The Titan Vanessa L-Type looks like the daughter of the Tuniq's creator got a hold of the designs and they actually decided to make it.
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post #29 of 71
How about Monsoon Vigor?

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Never mind, I just found out that it is active cooling.
post #30 of 71
Looking at Zalman 9500/9700 I see a big gaping hole in the middle of the cooler. I suppose most of the air from the fan takes the path of least resistance and exits through this hole rather than over the fins.

Has anyone tried to plug that hole and see how Zalman performs? I’m tempted to buy this cooler just for this experiment: plug the hole with a piece of foam and wrap a vinyl around the cooler (to create a cylinder) to force the air over the fins.

If someone has already done this, please let me know.
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