Originally Posted by kimosabi
And you call yourself an Overclocker.
4-5 degrees gain at load could be as much as two notches, maybe more, in your Vcore BIOS setting. However the most important thing besides CPU-cooler is having a nice airflow in the case.
Yes I call myself an overclocker
Just a very lazy one! I feel that if you want a 4/5 degree temperature decrease, it's much better to just improve airflow by buying more fans or just getting a better case. I'm just a little surprised that Cpt. Skyhawk is getting such poor results with his Core Contact Freezer. I was a total noob @ sytem building and the CCF was the 2nd heatsink i've ever install (1st being stock intel). Took me 1/2 an hour to mount properly and I had a HUGE decrease in temps @ idle and load. I personally feel that the Sunbeam COre COntact Freezer is one of the best bang for buck HSFs. I guess results will vary...