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which cpu heatsink should i get?

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a b à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:19:16 AM

in this test, as it states, the fan is at max speed, so it will be louder then standard operating conditions. the CNPS8900 is at 48dba on high
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August 3, 2013 7:20:40 AM

how loud will it be under normal circumstances, like playing crysis 3/far cry 3 type of games? i am using a stock amd cpu cooler. how much better is this?
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August 3, 2013 7:37:22 AM

what exactly will this help with. sorry for dumb question
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a b à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:43:37 AM

the thermal compound allows a better thermal conductivity between the cpu and the heatsink of the cpu cooler. A good thermal compound has better conductivity, allowing more heat to transfer from your cpu to the fins of the cooler.

The artic silver 5 or artic mx-4 are good brands, however, the one at microcenter is a 12g size which is too much for just one application. I would search other websites and get a 4g one which will be ~$5-10.

The CM evo is much better then the stock cooling and can be about ~25c cooler and quieter.
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