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May 30, 2008 8:25:39 PM

Hello everyone,

When buying a new cpu, should you get a new fan+heatsink for it as well?

Thank you.

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May 30, 2008 8:37:20 PM

If you are buying a retail CPU with fan/heatsink included and not overclocking, the stock fan may work ok for you. If you want lower temperatures or plan to overclock, then you need a higher performance HSF. Stock Intel 775 HSF's have been suspect in the past not seating properly and sometimes causing poor performance. High Performance HSF's like this one provide a backplate mounting system and lower temps.

Great temps are the rule with these too.
May 30, 2008 8:53:41 PM

Thank you Badge,

The cpu I am getting does not currently come with a heatsink or fan. I do not plan on overclocking at this time.

The cpu I am getting is a AMD Opteron 180 which is an upgrade from my current cpu AMD Althon 3000+
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May 30, 2008 9:07:05 PM

Again Thank you Badge for the quick response and information
a c 473 à CPUs
May 30, 2008 9:54:12 PM

Not really a fan of Zalman HSF because it is not very easy to replace the fan should it go bad.

If you have a tall / wide enough case I would use either the Scythe Ninja+ or the Tuniq Tower.

Scythe Ninja+

Tuniq Tower

I have both and they are excellent HSF. The Scythe Ninja is quiet by default and the Tuniq Tower comes with a fan controller to make it quiet.