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Just wanted to let everyone know how great the OCZ Vanquisher is. If you have lapping supplies and don't mind putting an hour into lapping it this could be one of the best air coolers you have ever owned.

When I received it, I removed the factory applied thermal compound and I was unimpressed with the finish on the bottom of the heatsink. I whipped out my lapping supplies and got it flat, smooth and shiny. Then I applied my AS5, I know it is not the best out there anymore, and started stressing my system.

I have my rig set to 3.0GHz currently with 1.44 volts, and while running orthos I get max load temps of 54*c on both cores. That is right with 1.44 volts I am only getting to 54*c for core0 and core1. While folding both cores at these settings I only get 48*c load temps.

You know what the best thing about this HSF is? The Price Tag. You can get these shipped from ZipZoomFly for $19.99 shipped. If you go through Buy.com and use google checkout you can get it for $9.99 shipped. So you can get a cooler that will compete with the best of them for only $10, can't hardly beat that.

So if you are in the market for an air cooler, definitely give the OCZ Vanquisher a look.
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I have been looking for a dirt cheap cooler, and this is the one, although I don't know anything about lapping.
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I picked one of these up a week or two ago from Buy.com when they had free shipping and were $1.99 after google checkout to have around in case I needed to slap a HSF on a processor real quick. ( i love me some google checkout!)

Seems like a decent HSF, but the stock fans looks like garbage. I'd definitely replace it with 120mm and some zip-ties.
    
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the vanquisher is the same design as the arctic cooling freezer pro 7, which i have, and yes they are good HSF for the $.
Edited by this n00b again - 6/27/08 at 7:59am
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I have been looking for a dirt cheap cooler, and this is the one, although I don't know anything about lapping.
It is really simple. It just takes time, patience, and about $15 to $20 worth of materials. There are several really good guides on this forum, and if you google it there are quite a few good ones to be found there too. Once you have the supplies you will probably have enough materials to do 8 to 10 lap jobs on your cpu's or heatsinks.
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It is really simple. It just takes time, patience, and about $15 to $20 worth of materials. There are several really good guides on this forum, and if you google it there are quite a few good ones to be found there too. Once you have the supplies you will probably have enough materials to do 8 to 10 lap jobs on your cpu's or heatsinks.
15 to 20 bucks?! You overpaid a ton.

6 bucks plus 2 shipping.

http://www.easypckits.com/products/hslkwg/
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The main reason I needed a new cpu cooler was because my celeron is lapped so far that neither my zalmans will make good contact, so I am weary of lapping the cooler for fear it won't make super firm contact. Also its just a single core celeron.
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15 to 20 bucks?! You overpaid a ton.

6 bucks plus 2 shipping.

http://www.easypckits.com/products/hslkwg/
Umm, I got 220 grit, 400 grit, 600 grit, 800 grit, 1000 grit and 1500 grit paper in 9" x 11" sheets. I get 4 sheets in a pack and each of these sheets I cut into six pieces. That kit only has one piece of 4.5" by 5.5" paper in the grits listed, and using the 2000 and 2500 grit do not help your performance any.

I rarely can get an lap job done with only one sheet of each grit, I don't know about everyone else? So if I were to get 8 lap jobs out of this it would cost me $2.50 each time. Now that kit costs $6 and when I add it to the cart and calculate shipping it is $6 dollars to ship, so it would cost me $12 per lap job.

Who overpaid a ton? I should start selling lapping kits on eBay if they get that kind of money, quite the rip off in my opinion.
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The main reason I needed a new cpu cooler was because my celeron is lapped so far that neither my zalmans will make good contact, so I am weary of lapping the cooler for fear it won't make super firm contact. Also its just a single core celeron.
I don't know how it will be with your motherboard, but when I installed the OCZ Vanquisher I was worried I might crack the motherboard or smash my processor because it went on so tight.
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That is right with 1.44 volts I am only getting to 54*c for core0 and core1.
I have my CPU on the stock cooler, and with 1.44 volts as well... and I manage 52c load on both cores after about 4 hours of Orthos.
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