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From what I've been reading e8400 doesn't produce as much heat as some of the other cpus. I was going to go with the TRUE but after reading a lot of different threads on it I'm just not sure it would be best for me. I don't mind lapping the TRUE but been reading threads that say it won't help / may hurt if you don't lap the cpu also. Like I said I don't mind lapping the TRUE but something about lapping the CPU scares me.

I've been reading good reviews on the OCZ vendetta 2 and maybe it would be a better option since I don't want to lap the cpu...

All suggestions / opinions appreciated...
post #2 of 11
With the low voltage, and therefore heat generated, by the 45nm wolfdales, the Tuniq will be more then enough.
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Dang ericeod beat me to it

45nm quads don't produce much heat and aren't voltage hungry (Also take cuation when overvolting as 45nms are more prone to burning up than 65nms)... As for cooling, a TRUE would be overkill and too expensive.... I would go for a Tuniq or better yet, something with HPDT (heatpipe direct touch) like the Xigmatek or OCZ Vendetta 2
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The above are certainly correct, but an unlapped chip and unlapped TRUE with proper TIM will meet well. It's when one is lapped and the other isn't that there are problems, apparently.

And TRUE is future proof for that xmas quad...
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Anything in the 30- price range?
    
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Thanks for the replies. While the TRUE maybe more future proof I don't think I will ever be fully comfortable with lapping the CPU..

I was looking into the OCZ vendetta 2 before so maybe I'll go ahead with it.
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I think Vendetta 2 needs some lapping too, seeing as its heat pipes directly touch the CPU, there might be some gaps/indents where the heat pipes go into the rectangle piece thing...
    
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The Artic Freezer 7 Pro might even be enough. I never really hear wolfdales overheating like that quad overheating threads.
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Eh, I've read in another thread that some E8400's burned after staying on 4.0GHz for a long time?
    
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Eh, I've read in another thread that some E8400's burned after staying on 4.0GHz for a long time?
Probably due to voltage - not heat
That 4.0GHz with E8400s is so coveted that I'm sure someone was unable to admit that they had hit their voltage limit...

Thought process:
"3.95GHz and I want that 4.0GHz so bad... my temps are great, so I'm sure I can up the voltage just a weeee bit more than suggested..."
*Poof* - small puff of smoke out from in between the CPU and heatsink

The above logic might apply to 65nms which are more resilient to overvolting and produce a good deal of heat.... but this logic will NOT work with 45nms - they are quite sensitive to voltage and don't produce much heat... that's why you see so many people putting 65nm processors under watercooling to attain higher clocks, but never see anyone water cooling 45nms

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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
I think Vendetta 2 needs some lapping too, seeing as its heat pipes directly touch the CPU, there might be some gaps/indents where the heat pipes go into the rectangle piece thing...
Just make sure not to spend too much time on the 200grit.... we're talking about lapping the heatpipes, not just a copper base soldered to the heatpipes... Overlapping and accidentally hitting the central point of the heatpipe will let out the gas/liquid and render the heatsink useless
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