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Well I finally installed my E6420 last night after getting tired of my PD 940 running so hot(and getting a good deal on the 6420). I knew the core 2's ran cooler than the PD's so I decided to try my Igloo 5700(http://www.glacialtech.com/product/socketT_5700_MC.htm) before upgrading to a new cooler.

With my PD 940 and stock fan I ran 43C idle and 55-58C load with an ambient of 20C.

After I put in the new E6420(you have to take the fan off the igloo to be able to screw it to the motherboard) I said, hey, I wonder if I just rubberband one of my FM121's to the 5700 instead. The igloo comes with a 92mm fan stock so there was so no way I could screw it on. Its the type of cooler that blows out the back of the case(I have another FM121 about 4-5 inches from the CPU acting as the exhaust for my case anyway).

So I was hoping I would see low temps, but I never expected to see them this low. If you check the other forum I have 2 threads asking which is the correct temperature because I was so surprised. With TAT and Coretemp .95 I get Core 0 and Core1 temps of 25-27C idle and 34-36C under load, stock speeds, and 20C ambient.

Needless to say I was very happy with that! I have both the side panels off my case as well and it is about 3-4 feet from the AC vent in the floor Woohoo for budget coolers and high CFM fans!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 @4Ghz EVGA 780i XFX HD 5850 4GB G.Skill@900Mhz 1:1 Synced 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB WD AAKS, 200GB Maxtor 16X DL w/Lightscribe Win7 x64 19" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Multimedia Ultra X3 1000w CM 690 Roccat Kone v2 
Mouse Pad
FuncPad 
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