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This is what I have right now.


Foxconn NBT-CMI775-4B
Idle Temps: 39C
Load: 55 - 60 C
Max Load (Running Orthos): 70C

I'm a little concerned about it hitting 70C while running Orthos for a few hours (I realize the specs of it are set to 75C) but I want to keep it as cool as possible, and was just wondering if it was worth the upgrade.

I want to upgrade to this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

Would I see that much difference? or..
I may spend it on another 2GB of RAM, or save up for water cooling...
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post #2 of 11
very good choice

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
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post #3 of 11
I just installed one of these on my cousins computer. He just upgraded to a E2180, and I successfully OC'd to 3.0Ghz w/ 57C load temps. Considering that is a 100% overclock, and still under max operating temp, I'd say it's a pretty good cooler. I also used AS5.
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
I just installed one of these on my cousins computer.
Which one? The Foxconn or the XIGMATEK?
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post #5 of 11
The Xigmatek is a very good cooler indeed and you should see an improvement over the cooler your using. Your load temps are on the hot side but the S1283 shold keep that under control. My quad only hits 60*C running prime large FFT's
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post #6 of 11
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I'm just wondering if it's worth it to upgrade; temp wise...
Since I also have to buy the mounting bracket, because of those dang push pins!!! :swearing:
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
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Which one? The Foxconn or the XIGMATEK?
XIGMATEK
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post #8 of 11
I'm almost sure you'd see a load temp difference using a Xigmatek, as the Foxconn just looks like a stock intel cooler with a upgraded fan?
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post #9 of 11
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I never had a chance to try out the stock fan, but it seems like an idle temp of 39C @ 3.7Ghz is quite good...
I'm just torn between the CPU cooler, and more RAM, there about the same price.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris062689 View Post
I never had a chance to try out the stock fan, but it seems like an idle temp of 39C @ 3.7Ghz is quite good...
I'm just torn between the CPU cooler, and more RAM, there about the same price.
Check your load temps. Make sure you're under max.
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