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Does a Thermalright TRUE cut it any more? (2500K)

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I'm still planning out my new build, and I had intended on putting the stock Intel HSF back on the machine listed in my sig (keeps it cool enough, it's just louder) and buying the 1156 mounting kit for my TRUE Black edition to use in my new Sandy Bridge system.

It currently has a single 1450 RPM Scythe Gentle Typhoon running in push configuration, but I do have another being used as a case fan right now that I could attach for a push-pull setup.

Would this cut it for a 2500K running at 4GHz+?

I currently have all my fans running through an mCubed BigNG to manage fanspeed and I don't think the CPU fan has ever gone up over 1000RPM to keep my current system cool (currently at 550RPM which was the minimum I set) and I'd rather not have one or two of them going at full speed just to keep acceptable temps if necessary.


Should I be looking to replace it with a newer HSF such as the ever-popular Noctua NH-D14 ?

And actually, it's now approaching 18 months since the NH-D14 was introduced, should we be expecting a new generation of coolers from them soon?
post #2 of 6
I think the TRUE will work perfectly fine in a push/pull configuration. Tested mine on my i7 with 2 1600 rpm Thermalright fans and it works very well.
post #3 of 6
Its still a very good cooler. Not much worse then Venomous X. A Faster fan could help and if its 38mm its even better. Sandy CPU run also much cooler then then older Core i5.
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The TRUE may not be at the peak of heatsink technology any more, but it's still a very good cooler. It should keep a sandy chip decently cool at most clocks.
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post #5 of 6
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Great, thanks everyone. One less thing to buy, so that cash can probably go towards a better GPU.
post #6 of 6
I got my buddy's 2500k up to 4GHz on the stock cooler w/ a little negative voltage offset.

The TRUE will be plenty for the 2500k! You'll run into the issue of "how much vcore is safe?" before you need to worry about temps.
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