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Intel C2D Stock Heatsink vs. Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu?

Poll Results: Which is the better heatsink for the C2D E4300?

Poll expired: Aug 9, 2007  
  • 0% (0)
    Stock Intel Aluminum Heatsink
  • 100% (22)
    Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
This question is based on the performance and temperature of my C2D E4300. Running at 299 x 9 (2.7GHz), I see temps 44-80C. Running at stock 1.8GHz, I see temps 43-63C. I'm using the Zalman 7000A-Cu heatsink, which some have remarked is a little light for the C2D.

My question: Isn't the 7000A-Cu a much more efficient and "better" product than the stock heatsink that is in the Retail C2D package???

Thank you in advance--I appreciate your remarks / votes.

Stock Temps:



@ 2.7GHz:

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post #2 of 13
Yes, it's a lot better than stock cooling, but I believe you can get better coolers for the same money. Isn't your Vcore raised a little too much?
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post #3 of 13
thats obvious, go with the aftermarket cooler, you wont regret it
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
These temps are WITH the Zalman 7000A-Cu, and Vcore in BIOS is set at the lowest @ 1.40. I believe Vcore is within normal tolerances.

I'm wondering if the stock cooler (since it's a "modern" though standard design) will outperform my after market Zalman (since it's design is ~5-10 years old).
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post #5 of 13
u dont need a poll with only 2 choices when the question is " what is the best HSF" need more choices
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by prestontrogden View Post
u dont need a poll with only 2 choices when the question is " what is the best HSF" need more choices
Okay, you may get all "Ms./Mr. Grammer" on me...I *OUGHT* to have phrased it "Which is the better?".

Thanks for pointing this out.

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Zalman.
     
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post #9 of 13
I think you simply need to reseat your HSF and use some AS5, temps shouldn't be that high...
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post #10 of 13
should go for cnps 9500 or 9700 by zalman has built in heatpipes which will dissipate the heat better, just make sure u put a good layer of thermal compound on the cpu before fitting
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