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i5 2500k - Is this better than the stock fan?

post #1 of 13
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So I have a really large heatsink with a vertical fan inside that I had been using on my E8400 for the past 2 years. I am trying to figure out if this is better for an i5 2500k than the stock fan? I don't know the brand/model of the one I currently have.

Stock fan/sink:

http://imgur.com/x7aeJ

My current one:

http://imgur.com/x8jQ6 the black box in the middle of the sink is the fan mounted vertically
post #2 of 13
the second one has a much larger surface area on the heatsink so I would vote yes,
post #3 of 13
Should be better. Almost anything is better than Intel's current stock fans.
post #4 of 13
That one looks like a Dell heat sink.



If it fits it will be a lot better than the stock one. But we can suggest you get a new aftermarket cooler
post #5 of 13
hello,

If that cooler fits, it's better than your stock cpu fan.
Assuming both fans are comparable, the larger heatsink w/ heatpipes is superior.
    
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
That one looks like a Dell heat sink.



If it fits it will be a lot better than the stock one. But we can suggest you get a new aftermarket cooler

Sounds like everyone is saying go with the bigger one

It is indeed from a Dell XPS, but I don't know who makes it. For now, I just want to put the best one I have on the 2500k. If my temps start creeping too high with a modest OC then I can justify dropping more on a new sink/fan.
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Sounds like everyone is saying go with the bigger one

It is indeed from a Dell XPS, but I don't know who makes it. For now, I just want to put the best one I have on the 2500k. If my temps start creeping too high with a modest OC then I can justify dropping more on a new sink/fan.


What socket was the XPS?



775?
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What socket was the XPS?



775?

Yea 775 650i nforce chipset. Looks like the mounting holes for the fans match, and it seems to have enough clearance.
post #9 of 13
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Yea 775 650i nforce chipset. Looks like the mounting holes for the fans match, and it seems to have enough clearance.



If it fits go for it, but I have a feeling its not gonna fit.
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If it fits go for it, but I have a feeling its not gonna fit.
It seems to be fitting, the screw holes loosely line up and it seems to be sitting flush on top. I have not actually applied TIM yet or screwed it in. I can't be sure until I attempt to screw it in of course. Any areas in particular you think may be a problem?
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