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Sunbeam core contact or Prolimatech Megahalems

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July 28, 2009 3:55:58 PM

Hey Guys!

I manage to OC my AMD Phenom II X4 940 to 3.7GHz on 1.42V... The only thing is that my temps hit 58C+ during OCCT stress program.
I have heard many good things about the Prolimatech Megahalems cooler that it has tickled my ear....

Would I see much improvement on my temps if I go with a Prolimatech Megahalems cooler?


Any feedback will be appreciated...

AMD Phenom II X4 940
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M
Thermaltake M9
Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler, with a Thermaltake A2018 120mm fan, and TX-2 compound
Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan x 3 (2 intake and 1 Exhaust)
July 28, 2009 5:33:13 PM

No I don't think it is worth it. The CCF is a very strong performer. You will probably see negligible (+-1C) to non-existent differences.
a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2009 9:03:45 PM

Yes the megahalem is better but the CCF is alot better bang for the buck and you will only see 1-2c difference.

And there is a number of mods that you can do to the CCF that will lower the temps about 8 degrees.
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July 28, 2009 10:25:01 PM

overshocked said:
Yes the megahalem is better but the CCF is alot better bang for the buck and you will only see 1-2c difference.

And there is a number of mods that you can do to the CCF that will lower the temps about 8 degrees.



What mods are out there?
a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2009 10:30:05 PM

I just answered this question like 10 seconds ago on a different thread so ill copy/paste my answer

there are quite a few mods.

1. Lapp your heatsink and your cooler.(this will drop the temps alot)

2. Make a "cover" over the heatsink to direct the airflow from the fan so it goes through the heatsink and not out the sides.

3. Add i fan on the other side.
July 29, 2009 5:08:29 AM

Truthfully, if I were in your position, I wouldn't really see the need for a new cooler if you're hitting like mid 60's in a stress test. Unless all you do stresses your CPU similarly to the OCCT stress test, you should be fine :-\
a b K Overclocking
July 29, 2009 5:12:47 AM

^ yeah, you are only going to see a 1-2 degree difference with the megahalem and you can get below that if you mod it like i said. (=
July 29, 2009 5:58:03 AM

overshocked said:
^ yeah, you are only going to see a 1-2 degree difference with the megahalem and you can get below that if you mod it like i said. (=


Thanks for the feedback guys....

Here's a pick on my set up

Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 on left(exhaust), Thermaltake a2018 on cooler (middle) and Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 on right with tube mod (intake)...

What do you think?






I also found this review on both coolers and it shows the megahalem killing the core contact...

http://www.techenclave.com/reviews-and-previews/prolima...
July 29, 2009 2:40:08 PM

I would say it's possible that the CCF is seated incorrectly in some way for that review. It is definitely not that much worse than the other three coolers there. I also am not familiar with the site that did the review.

Check out Frostytech for boatloads of heatsink reviews. On their charts, the CCF is a top competitor, and I trust them more.
a b K Overclocking
July 29, 2009 7:52:09 PM

Yeah, agreed...

in that test the CCF is doing as bad as the stock!
July 29, 2009 8:18:32 PM

RaPiD987 said:
Thanks for the feedback guys....

Here's a pick on my set up

Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 on left(exhaust), Thermaltake a2018 on cooler (middle) and Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 on right with tube mod (intake)...

What do you think?

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/71/l_c45336fa60e24a5f9dfc8b81b818d6b4.jpghttp://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/85/l_5ee29daf17cb45fea56cd14ed897f18e.jpg




I also found this review on both coolers and it shows the megahalem killing the core contact...

http://www.techenclave.com/reviews-and-previews/prolima...


I really like that mod you did for the intake fan...mind explaining to me how you did that?
July 29, 2009 10:00:53 PM

I would like to know about the intake as well, maybe a picture of the front? I'm thinking about a new case.
July 30, 2009 3:47:14 AM

Dayum, your case is so neat. The intake fan is a nice idea, but how much did the temps change with that mod?
July 30, 2009 4:42:05 AM

I was having trouble get it stable because my temps were hitting 60c when i ran OCCT for 24 mins... It lowered it 6c after mod and got it stable... :D 

I'll get you guys some pics on the mod after i finish a project for work...
July 30, 2009 4:43:33 AM

Forget work! NOW RAPID!!! WE NEED THOSE PICS NOW!!!!
August 12, 2009 8:37:51 PM

How does the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme AM2-BP sound formy AMD?
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