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Is the E6600 or the E7300 stock Intel cooler better?

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Ok, so i am putting together a computer for my mom for christmas.

I found a good deal on an E7300 and an ASUS P5kpl-cm then had most of the other parts laying around from prior builds of mine. Total i am spending out of poeckt is just over $200.

The number one thing this computer needs to be is 100% relible. Though me being an overclocker at heart i do plan to do some mild overclocking.

So now to my question.

I was looking at the stock heat sink that came with the E7300 (45nm), that thing is TINY. so i looked through my old heatsinks (since i never use the stock ones) and found a heat sink from my old E6600 (65nm).

The heatsink from the e6600 seems MUCH better to me, it is over twice as tall and has a copper base vs the aluminim of the E7300.

So am i missing anything or should i use the e6600 heatsink on the e7300 to give some extra cooling and allow for mild overclocking?

Something little i am missing here?

Oh, and i see that the stock heat sinks seem to have some form of thermal paste on them, can i clean that off and use AS5 or should i just use them as is?
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post #2 of 19
Either of them should be fine for mild overclocking, but unless you are going to be available to tinker with mom's computer, I'd probably just leave it at stock operation. She likely won't notice any difference and it removes a whole load of considerations from the table.

I understand the desire to tinker with something, but you have to be pragmatic about it too.
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Aardobard View Post
Either of them should be fine for mild overclocking, but unless you are going to be available to tinker with mom's computer, I'd probably just leave it at stock operation. She likely won't notice any difference and it removes a whole load of considerations from the table.

I understand the desire to tinker with something, but you have to be pragmatic about it too.
Yeah, i know that she most likly won't notice much differnce but she usually has about 20+ programs open at once so it is more noticable then you think (yes i try to tell her to close some but she never does lol).

plus i only plan to take it to 2.8 or 3.0 tops. and i would of course stress test it before she gets it.

I have had good luck with overclocks and relibilty. That old E6600 i had was overclocked 1ghz to 3.4 and ran 100% perfect for over 2 years.
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post #4 of 19
lets see pics of them pls. thanks.
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post #5 of 19
The e6600 cooler would presumably be better, since it has more surface area and a better conducting base.
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post #6 of 19
I would say both HSF would be fine, but if the e6600 hsf looks more durable go with that one.
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post #7 of 19
e6600 cooler ftw.. copper > aluminium bigger > smaller (in this case)
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by procpuarie View Post
lets see pics of them pls. thanks.
Ask and ye shall recive:

The one on the left is the E6600 and the right is the E7300. I also looked at my Q9550 stock heat sink and it is the same as the E7300 only it has a copper base.




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post #9 of 19
E6600. 65nm makes more heat than 45nm needs better hs
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post #10 of 19
The cooler for the E6600 is better.
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