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hmmm. I haven't seen any proof of this so i'm sceptical... I mean come on 8-10C cooler... I'm not saying you're wrong but i'm also not saying thats right. If you have some proof of this I'd love to see it because if I can loose 8-10C off a air cooler that'd be a lot cheaper than getting H20...
    
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hmmm. I haven't seen any proof of this so i'm sceptical... I mean come on 8-10C cooler... I'm not saying you're wrong but i'm also not saying thats right. If you have some proof of this I'd love to see it because if I can loose 8-10C off a air cooler that'd be a lot cheaper than getting H20...
im not sure exactly, but i know sideburns had an xp-120, and he got a bt and it droped temps like 5-8c... so im sure on the extreme someone can loose 8-10c with it...
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the questions that I wonder are, did anything happen to his ambients temps? Did he have too much thermal compound on with the xp? Did he ever reseat the xp before changing HS/F's? I know you prolly can't answer that but it just doesn't seem plausible for the temps to drop b/c of the HS just 6 months ago everyone was all like woohoo XP-90c is the greatest thing since sliced bread and the 120 is just about as good! I don't know just some more of my crazy ramblings.
    
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the questions that I wonder are, did anything happen to his ambients temps? Did he have too much thermal compound on with the xp? Did he ever reseat the xp before changing HS/F's? I know you prolly can't answer that but it just doesn't seem plausible for the temps to drop b/c of the HS just 6 months ago everyone was all like woohoo XP-90c is the greatest thing since sliced bread and the 120 is just about as good! I don't know just some more of my crazy ramblings.
ya... well i can tell you i have a BT and my prescott is at 1.48vcore and i get load temp of 48c as of today, in warm weather... and its 71F ambient in here.... so thats pretty impressive if you ask me....
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post #15 of 34
I've actually had my 120 for a while now. I think almost a year. I'm planning on moving to a dual core setup with a new MOBO and keeping the rest of my rig. When I do make the move I'll be going with the BT, which I have already purchased. None the less, I believe the 120 was the reference design for the BT (at least in some part).
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I've actually had my 120 for a while now. I think almost a year. I'm planning on moving to a dual core setup with a new MOBO and keeping the rest of my rig. When I do make the move I'll be going with the BT, which I have already purchased. None the less, I believe the 120 was the refrence design for the BT (at least in some part).
How was it a reference? I mean they are two different companys and theyr really shaped/designed nothing alike...
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post #17 of 34
There are only so many types of heatsink designs one can come up with, so the first design of similar heatsinks can be considered as a reference. I think what Chimera means is that both of them uses a heatsink mounted by heatpipes to improve heat transfer and if XP-120 came first, then BT used XP-120 as a reference to build their own design.

So far, the only type of HS I can think of as truly unique, is the Zalman CNPS-9500.
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post #18 of 34
Well if you look at the two they are almost exactly the same. They both utilize heat pipes with fins to dissipate the heat. They allow you to add a fan of your choosing (however the XP-120 does not come with a fan). I belive the biggest difference between the two is the mounting apparatus used. The 120 uses clips to mount onto a 775 board (not sure about the 939 setup) whereas the BT uses nuts.

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There are only so many types of heatsink designs one can come up with, so the first design of similar heatsinks can be considered as a reference. I think what Chimera means is that both of them uses a heatsink mounted by heatpipes to improve heat transfer and if XP-120 increases, then BT used XP-120 as a reference to build their own design.

So far, the only type of HS I can think of as truly unique, is the Zalman CNPS-9500.
Beat me to it. That's exactly what I was saying, and yes, the 9500 is by far the most unique HSF to date.
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Quote:
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There are only so many types of heatsink designs one can come up with, so the first design of similar heatsinks can be considered as a reference. I think what Chimera means is that both of them uses a heatsink mounted by heatpipes to improve heat transfer and if XP-120 increases, then BT used XP-120 as a reference to build their own design.

So far, the only type of HS I can think of as truly unique, is the Zalman CNPS-9500.
OK, that makes sense... and ya the 9500 is pretty unique. But i still love my BT
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Tomshardware reviewed a bunch of them:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/06/...h_cpu_coolers/

Here is a graph of temps under load:
    
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