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i cleaned up my old zalman cooler i had on the 478.

droped me from 23 down to 17 on the e8200.
i wanted to go water, even mod the case to make room for it, but i guess i will stay with air.

the air flow and my temps are too good right now to go water cooled.
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What's your ambient?
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Yeah your room must be uber cold for temps like that.
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true that! nice temps any who
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Yeah your room must be uber cold for temps like that.
    
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Originally Posted by PappyDan View Post
i cleaned up my old zalman cooler i had on the 478.

droped me from 23 down to 17 on the e8200.
i wanted to go water, even mod the case to make room for it, but i guess i will stay with air.

the air flow and my temps are too good right now to go water cooled.
Good to see folks still using the very beautifully designed Zalman 9500 cooler.

That said ... looks aside and all ... you can make the same, somewhat antiquated cooler perform 5X better than it's stock showings by taking a couple hours to mount a nice phat 120mm fan on it!





...

The process, in fairly exacting detail, can be found here:

http://www.overclock.net/1346020-post1.html

...

You can drop your load temps nearly 7 to 10 degrees if you do that mod.

Just sharing the wealth and all.

Best!

    
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
What's your ambient?
ambient runs about 6 to 8 degres higher, and yes the room is uber cold.
the computer room in the house is next to the back door and we have a doggie door in it so they can go out.
it is a hard room to heat up, stays cool in the summer and is freezing in the winter.
i did not have temps like this with my old case.
if i had gone water i would have spent over 200, i spent about 65 on the case and led fans and got nice gain on cooler temps.
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So the ambient is higher than the idle?
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post #8 of 14
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in the room yeah, but the cold air coming in from the doggie door is much colder.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Good to see folks still using the very beautifully designed Zalman 9500 cooler.

That said ... looks aside and all ... you can make the same, somewhat antiquated cooler perform 5X better than it's stock showings by taking a couple hours to mount a nice phat 120mm fan on it!





...

The process, in fairly exacting detail, can be found here:

http://www.overclock.net/1346020-post1.html

...

You can drop your load temps nearly 7 to 10 degrees if you do that mod.

Just sharing the wealth and all.

Best!

You know that big hole in the middle of the cooler?

It seems like most of the air being pushed through the cooler gets through this gaping hole and not through the fins.

You ever try plugging the hole up to force the air to go through the fins? I might try that one of these days.
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Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
You know that big hole in the middle of the cooler?

It seems like most of the air being pushed through the cooler gets through this gaping hole and not through the fins.

You ever try plugging the hole up to force the air to go through the fins? I might try that one of these days.
That's a really good idea. Or better yet, fill that hole with more fins...
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