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ok i have had my machine a couple months i OC'd it to 3.1 Ghz w/ little effort and today after i order my new PSU i decided to try to mess with some voltages in the BIOS to get better numbers, so far i am holding stable at 3.2 but I hav a feeling i need better cooling. This is my HSF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118115

Finally the point, what I want to know is beyond the numbers what makes the tuniq and ultra perform so much better?
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Mainly the size and way they are made compare a tuniq to say any other sink and its massive heat pipes help too and they have good flat bases so contact is awesome!!!!

EDIT=nice overclock on the 660 your heatsink is diff from those no pipes and it mounts over the cpu as opposed to up and away like the tuniq.
    
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post #3 of 8
Heatpipes are a start. They transfer heat to the fins faster. They also offer the ability to add more powerful fans for more airflow. More heat at the fins, and more air to remove the added heat is what makes them better.
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alright that makes sense...so would I see a noticable decrease in my temps say 66c (356FSB*9) on load (orthos) because i dont really want to upgrade unless it will help me push my OC up
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post #5 of 8
I would almost guarantee you would see a drop of 8C or more with a Tuniq or Ultra 120 Extreme with FM121 fan at that overclock. You use AS5 too right?
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AS5 ? sorry for the lack of vocab ...and since i don't know what it is i most likely don't use it
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post #7 of 8
Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. It's considered the best overall thermal paste to use. It improves the transfer of heat from the CPU to the heatsink base. The objective of cooling systems is to get the strongest weakest link. The weakest link is often that interface, which is why you hear about lapping the heatsink or CPU. Or in the case of older AMD processors, removing the CPU IHS (the metal cover).
post #8 of 8
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ok yea i use that i just didnt know the abr

and thanks for the help...now lets hope my new PSU is rock solid unlike mine now

Ill rep+ you ryguy

EDIT:@rick arter... thanks yea when i built my rig I hadnt researched that much on HSF so i bought the one that looked like it would get heat away from my cpu quickest ... and w/o knowledge of heatpipes and such i figured the smallest most conductive with a big fan would do the job and i was afraid of the big ones cause i wasn't sure how much strain they put on the mobo but now seeing as everyone loves them it cant be that big of a problem
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