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Arctic Freezer 7=Zalman CNPS9700?

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I just got my CNPS9700 and hoping to shave off a few degrees to maybe hit 3.8ghz, and well I didn't a see temp drop AT ALL! Currently in core temp I idle at 41-42c and on load it goes to 55c ambient is 22c. The temperatures are exactly the same even on load. I reseated four times 3 of those with different thermal pastes. One with the ZM-STG1, AS5 twice dot method and then spreading, and Cool Silver my temps stayed the same through out the 4 reseats. Should I return it? I think I might have a messed up sensor. Argh I don' know what do anymore.
    
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There really isnt much difference in performance between those coolers. Both have 3 U heatpipes.
    
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You really should've gone for a TRUE or a tuniq if you wanted better temps. Well at least the zalman looks a lot nice than the AC7
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Well I know the Zalman actually performs better than my Arctic Cooling. I thought I would least see a difference on load temps.
    
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The zalman coolers aren't all that awesome, A tuniq would have been a smarter choice. Maybe you could try the 120mm fan mod to add another fan to the other side.
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Yeah. I actually wanted to try that but I don't have an extra 120MM only 80s and 90s. I'm just going to return it. I got it for cheap that's why I didn't get a TRUE or a TT, but if I don't get better temps with a TRUE. Something is up with my sensor.
    
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A friend of mine did the same with his QX9800 (or whatever the first quad extreme was), went from a freezer 7 to a 9700, his load temps were worse :S
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Well with knowing that. I'm just gonna' return this and get a TRUE. Too bad I won't be able to use the side fan.
    
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