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post #11 of 18
buy it. its more safer and easier.

but the cpu should come with a oem cooler. its decent enough to get a decent overclock.

but u should look in to a better cooler overall in general.

i have
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-AC7PRO
its pretty popular and its only 21.75 free shipping

its not the best but its a good bank per buck
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Wait one second. doesn't the stock intel cooler come with a bracket so i won't have to buy a separate bracket for my Zalman that i have can't i just use that or is the zalman special............
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post #13 of 18
that zalman uses a special zalman bracket, i've never seen anyone else use those except zalman.

the stock intel cooler has its own push pin bracket, they work different from zalman,

you cannot use the intel bracket to attach the zalman, i think the intel bracket is attached to the intel hsf permanently.
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post #14 of 18
THe stock cooler is permanently attached to the mounting bracket.

That braket your pic shows is for AMD chips... it looks socket 939/754. Don't know if AM2 is the same mounting pattern.

Yopu must buy the Zalman bracket for your cooler. Otherwise if you try modding the board something is bound to get broken. ANd it will.
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post #15 of 18
I think Zalman will send you one for free if you just e-mail them.
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Yes, it's just the number of pins that make contact with the CPU (I think)
I would go with the 9700. It totally owns. I'm OCed to 3 Ghz at 1.4500V (1.315 after VDroop) and I idle at 25C, load at 40C (Orthos)
I was AMAZED at the difference in this one from my AMD 3800+ X2 that was on VSteriods
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post #17 of 18
I think a "Socket" isnt the same like a "Landing Grid Array (LGA)"

Doesnt Socket means that you have Pins on your CPU that fit into socket on the mobo while that Landing Grid Array has its Pins in the Grid array and the CPU lands on it? Or did I miss something?
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post #18 of 18
Generally manufacturers (intel and amd) use socket to denote the number of pins on the cpu. for example, socket 775 has 775 pins, socket 939 has 939 pins.

LGA means land grid array.
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The land grid array (LGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits. It can be electrically connected to a PCB either by the use of a socket or by soldering directly to the PCB.
there are no pins sticking out of a lga cpu. the pins are on the mobo, and come in contact with the cpu when you put the cpu in place and lock it.
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The LGA is used as a physical interface for microprocessors of the Intel Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron families. Unlike the pin grid array (PGA) interface found on most AMD and Intel processors, there are no pins on the chip; in place of the pins are pads of bare gold-plated copper that touch pins on the motherboard.

LGA processor sockets include Socket F (also called Socket 1207) from AMD[1] and the Prescott core Pentium 4 and Xeon chip systems with the new model number system from Intel.

The Intel desktop LGA socket is dubbed Socket 775 or Socket T while the server variant is dubbed Socket J or Socket 771. Intel supposedly decided to switch to an LGA socket because it provides a larger contact point, allowing, for example, higher clock frequencies. The LGA setup provides higher pin densities, allowing more power contacts and thus a more stable power supply to the chip. Motherboard vendors have complained that LGA packaging was introduced solely to move the burden of bent pin problems from Intel to the electronics vendors.[citation needed]

Similar to Intel, AMD decided to use an LGA socket because it allows higher pin densities. The required size of a 1207-pin PGA would simply be too large and would consume too much space on motherboards.

Intel released its new LGA format processors in June 2004 and recently displayed plans to transition its Xeon processors to LGAs. AMD released its Socket F LGA Opteron in 2nd quarter 2006.
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