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Typhoon on Pentium d 950

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Hello

I'm trying to decide on the best air cooler for my system, I have read thousands of reviews on big typhoons, xp-120, ninjas, tuniq towers and others but still can't work out what to buy.

My system will be a pentium d 950 (which i hope to clock right up) in an antec case. the case has 12cm fan slots front and back and also has a side hole/tunnel thing directly above the cpu slot. Below the side hole is a grill area to allow ventilation where the graphics card will be. My thoughts are that a Big Typhoon would be the way to go because it could suck air through the side hole but some benchmarks have shown other heatsinks at least 5 degress better.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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post #2 of 24
Mind you that these coolers can be huge. The BT is about 5 inches including fan, and I believe the Tuniq and Ninja are a couple inches bigger even. keep in mind your side case tunnel might be in the way and needs to be removed.

Lost of folk here swear by the BT, esp. when replacing the fan with a better one (not sure which they prefer, will be getting BT next week with my other stuff, and will research fans over the weekedn)
    
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post #3 of 24
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Thanks, Let me know what you find out about fans. I'll see what I can find out.
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Winning fan for me so far is SILENX x 120mm, 14dba, 72 CFM . Noise is a big factor for me. Also SUNON, Model KD1212PMB1-6A 120mm, 42dba, 108CFM. Not sure if 42 dba is loud though.
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post #5 of 24
42dB is pretty loud.. you'll definately hear that fan. The SILENX sounds good to me though... 72CFM at 14dB... can't get any quieter..

Haven't had time to look around myself will keep you posted
    
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I got the BT on my Pentium D 820, overclocked to 3.2GHz and I run Prime95 for a few minutes and 100% CPU usage I get like 60C and I know that isn't good. Not too happy with the BT, I'm sure I installed it right and put AS5 on like their website said. Any ideas? I think my case has good air flow. Also will my CPU be taxed as hard as it is in Prime95 when playing games?
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post #7 of 24
I've heard the BT needs to be mounted pretty tightly... tighter than you think. Be careful though, don't want you to break any CPU cores

Did you allow the AS5 to cure (200 hours)? That should drop temps a bit.

However, 60C is too high. I would double check if the BT is mounted properly and if the fan is working good.
    
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post #8 of 24
Allow AS5 to cure? Hmm well should I putt he AS5 on like their website says or spread a thin layer of it on the entire heat plate? I've seen it in a few manuals but AS5's website says a pea size drop in middle and apply the heatsink. The fan on the BT is running at 1339 RPM
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post #9 of 24
You just need a small amount.... rice grain, small pea at the most. Opinions vary about spreading or just placing the heatsink and let the pressure spread it. Either should be fine. There should be a very thin layer of AS5 between CPU and heatsink, main function is to allow for a better connection between the two (replacing tiny air holes that otherwise prevent heat conduction).

With cure I mean that AS5 needs time to reach its full potential: it takes ~200 hours of PC use before AS5 reaches full potential. However, 60C is too high. Even when temps drop a few degrees when AS5 cures, you'll still be looking at ~57C or so, which it too high.

Did you check the mounting of the BT?
    
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post #10 of 24
Well I put it on as tight as I could at the time, but it slides around on the CPU's heat plate. Is that bad, could it be the reaosn my temps are so high? I was told that if you pushed down on the H-Clip and then tightened the nuts by hand it would be tight enough but I will try it tomorrow with a wrench.

Also will a game run my CPU temp as high as Prime95 does or is it safe for me to play a a game without killing my CPU?
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