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Poll Results: Should I upgrade CPU Heatsinks?

 
  • 56% (9)
    YES! you idiot...
  • 43% (7)
    NO! just continue being a schmuck...
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post #1 of 13
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Ok so right now I have this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106106

And my temps are ok around 55 Load and 41 idle according to many programs. I have it lapped and all that also...

But I was thinking about getting this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

Do you guys think that I should? is it worth it? Do you think I will notice that much difference? Also if I do switch should I get another fan and if so which?

I chose this because I have heard some good things about it and according to a few review sites in beats the T.R.U.E so IDK...

Also if you guys have any other <50$ one that would be cool cuz I think if my wife sees another
>250$ packing slip she may leave me....

Thanks for the help guys!
Edited by mjones1052 - 5/22/08 at 6:18am
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post #2 of 13
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around 55 Load and 41 idle according to many programs
That's pretty good to me. I would say no.
post #3 of 13
No use in upgrading to another relatively unheard of HSF. If you're going to upgrade, do a real upgrade and get something like a Tuniq Tower 120, a TRUE, or something else that has a reputation for being awesome. You would probably barely improve temps with an upgrade like this, and since they aren't bad now, I would say wait until you can get a HSF that would really cut temps compared to now.

And for the record, I don't think you're a schmuck
    
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And for the record, I don't think you're a schmuck
LOL!!! Yea I thought about that too dont fix what aint broke but if I stuck by that I would still be gaming on my pentium 2 that I built back in high school lol. IDK I just though maybe I could hit that 4.0 mark with sumtin new. Not that this thing needs it really its quite fast but for me too much is not enuf as with most OC'ers Im sure...
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Well, what's your voltage?
    
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post #6 of 13
I have that Xigamatek heatsink and I have been extremely impressed with it. The performance easlily rivals a TRUE with most any fan that moves 100CFM or less, thought he TRUE pulls a head with higher flow/higher pressure fans. The Xigmatek is almost certainly superior to the Tuniq Tower 120.

Dollar for dollar, nothing out there comes close to the Xigmatek, right now.

The push pins are not ideal, but they are quite usable. Also, you can get a bolt-through kit for $5-$6. They have also improved build quality. All the fins on my Xigmatek HDT-S1283 are firmly soldered in place.

Anyway, your current temps are fine, if they are correct.
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Well, what's your voltage?
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post #8 of 13
Crank the voltage to around 1.36V or so and you should be able to hit 4GHz no problem. I had never heard of the Xigmatek, but you just got a good review from a user much like yourself. However, E8400s often give false temps in multiple programs, so there's no real way to be 100% sure those temps are right.
    
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meh your temps really aren't that bad and i don't think you'd notice THAT much of a difference.
but i accidently hit yes on the poll lol
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I have that Xigamatek heatsink and I have been extremely impressed with it. The performance easlily rivals a TRUE with most any fan that moves 100CFM or less, thought he TRUE pulls a head with higher flow/higher pressure fans. The Xigmatek is almost certainly superior to the Tuniq Tower 120.
its not about how much cfm your fan pushes, it is a factor, but the main factor is how well the heatsink itself conducts heat, the metal/s used in the heatsink will affect this, also the design eg: heatpipe affects it too,
a tuniq 120 or zalman cnps 9700 are very hard to rival and i find it hard to believe that this one rivals them.
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