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post #11 of 15
If you are still on stock cooling then I really dont see the point in it. Get a thermaltake Big Typhoon and you will have great temps.
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My I would leave it on. It's not worth 2-5C to me.
     
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is a zalmann or big typoon heatsink that much better then the newer AMD heatsinks.........i mean 75 dollars seems a bit excessive for a big rectangular or circular piece of metal
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Originally Posted by JuanAtari
is a zalmann or big typoon heatsink that much better then the newer AMD heatsinks.........i mean 75 dollars seems a bit excessive for a big rectangular or circular piece of metal
For a good comparision look at LINK which shows in great detail the differences on cooling abilities of differenct coolers including stock ones.

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I just replaced my stock hsf with a big typhoon and instantly I had 10C drop in my idle and load temps. and that was after I raised my Vcore to 1.65 from 1.55...seeing as though my cpu running cooler@higher Vcore I was also able to bump my system up to 292x9 (2.62GHz) from 284x9 (2.55)....which was unstable with the stock hsf, even with the higher Vcore

I have used as5 between my cpu and hsf and apparently once that cures temps may reduce a bit more.

yes it is worth the money.....they arent the same as the stock hsf...they are much more efficient at moving heat from the core...if you cant afford water cooling get a good hsf....I'd spend $65 for a new hsf before removing the heatsink from my cpu......cheaper to repace if anything goes wrong

EDIT: my temp reduction is different to those shown in the link from MjrTom because I removed the 12cm fan that came with the BT as it runs at 1600rpm and I attached an identical fan that connects to my fan controller and runs at 2600rpm.....I have used the original BT fan as an intake in the front of my case
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