Hi, I am getting an E8400 (45nm) and I am afraid that the stock cooler may not get me up to the 3.8 GHz to 4.0 ghz that I would like. So I would like to buy an aftermarket cooler. I am on a tight budget so can't afford anything above $30:
I am looking at the following : OCZ Vendetta, OCZ Vanquisher and Thermaltake CL-P0370 TMG i1. Links are below. I will be using the thermal paste that comes with the new cooler. Thanks in advance for your help.
Thanks, but not an option because the item is not available on amazon and it's a couple dollars that I don't have. Have seen some good reviews about the vendetta. What do you think? Thanks very much anyway for your reply.
Well if it HAS to be one of those, I think your in good shape with the Vendetta. If the E8400 is an E0 stepping it requires low voltage, even at 3.8-4.0, so you shouldn't have any problems with heat. Here is a review, not the best one, but it does pretty good.
Budget minded? I went with this cooler that's not pretty on the eyes but allowed me to take my E8200 from 2.6 -> 3.6. Full load is still at 55C so I even have a little more room if i wanted to up it some more.