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I was looking around at some of the heatsinks out there and started reading some reviews. The reviews for the Thermaltake CLP0554 I read had totaly CRAZY and unbelievable numbers these people were saying their cpus got to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106142

One person said 100c another said 80c. The i5 one guy claims he has, has a 72.7c thermal spec. My 955 is supposed to safely max at like 62c (c3) so this just seems crazy. I do not see how any processor could survive 100c, gpus can but I was under the impression these temps would kill a cpu.

This one guy said this:


"So I have this cooler installed on top of an AMD Phenom ii X4 940. Before i Overclocked my processor i was never seeing temps above 30c MAX load. I was around 15 or 16c idle and 20c while browsing the web. Keep in mind, i have crazy airflow. I have a really big server case (Chenbro Professional server or something like that) that has 3 120m fans that push tons of air. My ambient temps used to be no higher than 25C via everest. Now i have this thing Overclocked to 3.5 GHZ never seeing temps above 68c. I ran a System Stability test through everest(just a 100% CPU usage spike until you cancel it) and its stable. It went for 4 hours before i got home to stop it. Highest temp was 72C"

So this dude is claiming his core temps were around 15c/59 degrees Fahrenheit? Air cooling can NEVER get your temperatures below ambient but he clearly states his ambient is no higher than 25c (77f)

This is just a warning to watch out for fake reviews or people that just don't know what they are talking about. And btw, 2 of the 3 are NOT verified owners.
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You should always take reviews anywhere with a grain of salt. Doing your research doesn't involve reading 2 reviews and determining it's a good/bad product
    
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Some poeple are either trolling or don't know what they're talking about. So if your looking for reviews just google it and go to a legit site
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You should always take reviews anywhere with a grain of salt. Doing your research doesn't involve reading 2 reviews and determining it's a good/bad product
This.
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You should always take reviews anywhere with a grain of salt. Doing your research doesn't involve reading 2 reviews and determining it's a good/bad product
Exactly my point! People should be careful looking at the 5 eggs that John Doe just gave the product when for all we know his computer spontaneously combusted 5 minutes after writing the review. Not to mention all the fake ones thrown on their by the manufacturer.
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I think totally different from you guys: I trust those reviews because every single time I bought something with bad reviews hoping i'm the lucky one, I always ended up rma and buy different products
    
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Opinions and NewEgg reviews are like ________. Everyone has one.
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I think totally different from you guys: I trust those reviews because every single time I bought something with bad reviews hoping i'm the lucky one, I always ended up rma and buy different products
If the product has a lot of bad reviews on Newegg then I'm sure it's got a whole lot more on the internet. A little Google search can save you lots of time/money
    
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I think totally different from you guys: I trust those reviews because every single time I bought something with bad reviews hoping i'm the lucky one, I always ended up rma and buy different products
Its not to say that you can't use the reviews to help you decide, you just can't use it as your ONLY reference. There are too many fake or biased reviews out there that ruin a good products reputation.

Research from multiple sources is invaluable, such as your peers here at OC.net!
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If the product has a lot of bad reviews on Newegg then I'm sure it's got a whole lot more on the internet. A little Google search can save you lots of time/money
There are some things to not trust any online store-reviews on though. I.e. PSUs. Lots of people can be happy, and be incredibly blind at the same time.
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