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Alright, I got the Gigabyte DS3L, pretty standard budget OC board.
Here are my questions:
I am getting the Q6700((Because of bad batches of the Q6600)) and I intend to get it up to 3.4-3.5Ghz, so I'll need proper cooling. I've heard that a lapped TRUE is the best bet, and I've never lapped before, but I am not spending 20 bucks at crazypc to lap it--there are guides everywhere to do it. But my friend says the Noctua c12p will cool the Q6700 at that speed, and cool my NB down(it is a P35 chip) and based off my monitors, the NB idles at 50C, and up to 70C load--and that is stock.

Should I consider getting a better NB cooler than stock? If so, what? Or should I get the Noctua?
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the Noctua c12p may have a lot of heatpipes and be reasonably sized, but time after time, tower-type coolers have proven to be the most efficient... the TRUE is definitely the best... but others to consider (if you're not willing to dish out the cash for a TRUE) would be the Xigmatek, OCZ Vendetta 2, or Tuniq Tower...

No matter what the Cooler, a nice lapping job will drop temps a fairly good deal... more so with the TRUE due to it's concaved nature... HOWEVER, I completely agree that $20 is fairly steep for a simple lapping kit....

My suggestion:
Get some 220, 400 and 800 grit paper from a local hardware store ($12 guesstimate)... then get some 1500 grit from an autobody shop ($4)... This $16 investment will probably last you 10 or so individual lapping jobs as opposed to a 1-time-use-only $20 kit you'd find online

Also, if you're interested in cooling your northbridge, look into thermalright's HR-05 lineup...
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What are you using to measure your NB temps with? I'm told that the normal 'motherboard' temp reading from the usual software utils isn't direct from the NB but rather a sensor around that area.
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What are you using to measure your NB temps with? I'm told that the normal 'motherboard' temp reading from the usual software utils isn't direct from the NB but rather a sensor around that area.
I am using CPUID Hardware Monitor and Hardware Sensors Monitor 4.4
Both are saying about 60degrees right now, but I am on load(2 instances of FF with 8 tabs total, Trillian, Fraps, Vent, IRC, and a few open Trillian windows, and Solitaire.--I believe that counts as load.)

And I am a sucker for cool looking heatsinks, so I was thinking of getting the TRUE Black version((When it comes out)), does anyone have an ETA on that?
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I would go with the TRUE. I just installed one on my brother's Q6700 and it can cool it with 1.48v going through the CPU. It is lapped...
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