got 9500 led today.. install it with 805D... runs hot... idle 50c load 70c... my motherboard is Asus P5P800 SE....
wow that is hot ! how high are you OCed ? Im using the stock cooler and run about that temp at 3.6Ghz ! Hmmmm maybe the push down things are not pushed down all the way ? (I dont mean to imply you dont know how to install a cooler its just a sugestion lol) Thats the biggest complaint I have about the new Intel coolers (untill I got my 805 the last things I have worked with where the northwood based coolers and they are alot easyer....)
The problem with most or all coolers mentioned is that, while cooling the CPU chip just fine, they ignore the secondary cooling aspect of the Intel cooling spec and reference design: airflow blowing over the MB in all directions outward from the CPU. This is necessary to cool hot components (mainly VRMs and related) placed around the CPU socket.
I have been unable to find an aftermarket 775 cooler that is quieter and/or cools better than the Intel OEM cooler while still providing this airflow -- any suggestions?
I've got the Intel version (the Freezer 7 Pro) and it's got the same 3 curved fins. That's got 2 problems: (1) The 3 fins divert only a tiny fraction of the total airflow, certainly not enough to cool the HS on some of the VRMs on my NI8 SLI board; (2) The curved fins only point in one direction, and my board, at least, has more modules that need to be cooled off to the side.
The various monster "flower"-style Zalmans like the CNPS7700 should work, but from what I can tell, they would have fitment issues on my MB/case (Super Lanboy), so I haven't taken that plunge yet.
I'm experimenting with various combinations of small fans and add-on HS and will post photos on the monster NI8 thread when I have some results. I think I can keep the add-ons to $25 or less, which when added to the $50 MB keeps things cheap like they should be.
Right now, I'm also fighting on the RAM front, as my Ballistix DDR2-800 won't allow the board to POST, although a stick of Corsair XMS2-667 works fine. I recently found out that Corsair is ABIT's testing/certification partner, so the results don't surprise me as much now; Crucial will swap out the Ballistix for their latest revision, so I'm hoping that'll solve the problem (which seems to be an SPD problem rather than an actual memory chip problem).