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Best Cooler for Intel LGA 775 Q6600

Hi All,

I have a ASUS P5N-MX motherboard, and my Asus CPU Fan/Heatsink has failed and I'm looking for a replacement. (no water solution)

Can anyone suggest the best LGA 775 cooler for my Q6600?

I currently have the following that has failed.
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=16&l2=66&l3=0&l4=0&model=1738&modelmenu=2

Thanks!
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  1. Is your Q6600 overclocked?

    Case permitting, you can't go wrong with : OCZ Vendetta2, Xigmatek S1283 S1284 Dark Knight, Scythe Mugen 2. Make sure you buy the bolt through kit for the Vendetta2 and Xigmatek.
  2. I've got a Xigmatek Dark knight, it works great. I have also heard VERY good things about the sunbeam core contact freezer.
  3. ore contact freezer will suit you well.

    and may i add the megahalem?

    It is the "best" cooler.
  4. I use an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro with Arctic Silver grease and I saw a good drop in temperature over the stock LGA 775 cooler.

    I have my Q6600 clocked at 3.0 Ghz and I see idle temps at 42C and load temps of 51C.

    Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    For a meager 32 dollars you can't really go wrong with it.

    Also, having an Antec 900 case will sure help your cooling needs!
  5. Aoster87 said:
    I use an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro with Arctic Silver grease and I saw a good drop in temperature over the stock LGA 775 cooler.

    I have my Q6600 clocked at 3.0 Ghz and I see idle temps at 42C and load temps of 51C.

    Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    For a meager 32 dollars you can't really go wrong with it.

    Also, having an Antec 900 case will sure help your cooling needs!



    I just chose the Cooler Freezer 7 Pro, and Arctic Silver grease, since it would fit in my small ZT System case. Can you tell me what settings you changed to get yours at 3.0ghz?

    Thanks!
  6. Aoster87 said:
    I use an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro with Arctic Silver grease and I saw a good drop in temperature over the stock LGA 775 cooler.

    I have my Q6600 clocked at 3.0 Ghz and I see idle temps at 42C and load temps of 51C.

    Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    For a meager 32 dollars you can't really go wrong with it.

    Also, having an Antec 900 case will sure help your cooling needs!


    And you even get a free gift with purchase! A USB cable!

    Uh... Who the heck needs another USB cable?!?
  7. Core Contact or Freezer Pro or ... if you got cash to burn then get a True.....
  8. omg, you're retarded, you want a Xigmatec S1283, before I went to WC it was keeping my CPU at 32c idle and 40c on load.
  9. xtream_ocer_intel_nvidia said:
    omg, you're retarded, you want a Xigmatec S1283, before I went to WC it was keeping my CPU at 32c idle and 40c on load.


    Look at the reviews and educate yourself, there is no point in calling me retarded when you don't even have a clue to what is needed for low temps... The ziggy is a decent cooler but the Core Contact is superior. I don't think he is looking for bling ATM, he should be more interested in gettin the lowest temps possible for his Q6600.

    BTW if you got 32c - 40c (load) then good for you, I can get 30c - 37c (load) with an AC Freezer Pro 64..... :pfff:

    I will not insult you here on Tom's cause I am here to help, teach and learn..... I hope you have learned from this and in the future try choosing you words first before you hit that "submit" button..... [:jaydeejohn:5]
  10. xtream_ocer_intel_nvidia said:
    omg, you're retarded, you want a Xigmatec S1283, before I went to WC it was keeping my CPU at 32c idle and 40c on load.



    Seriusly dude..


    Look at the reviews and come back when your educated.
  11. Wonder if this is that guy that was banned a few weeks ago. He might be back?
  12. I could care less.... Peeps that get banned in the first place basically flopped and have no credibility..... So in all as long as I get that "IT WORKED!!!" quote I am happy....

    Some just come here to argue and cause confusion..... While other come to make a difference and help the community.......
  13. OvrClkr said:
    I could care less.... Peeps that get banned in the first place basically flopped and have no credibility..... So in all as long as I get that "IT WORKED!!!" quote I am happy....

    Some just come here to argue and cause confusion..... While other come to make a difference and help the community.......



    Remember i was banned a while ago. LOL [:jaydeejohn:4]
  14. Aoster87 said:
    I use an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro with Arctic Silver grease and I saw a good drop in temperature over the stock LGA 775 cooler.

    I have my Q6600 clocked at 3.0 Ghz and I see idle temps at 42C and load temps of 51C.

    Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    For a meager 32 dollars you can't really go wrong with it.

    Also, having an Antec 900 case will sure help your cooling needs!


    Yeah I also had the Artic Cooler for my Q6600 and it worked very good in my Antec 900 case.

    I now am using a newer version of that cooler for my Q9550 2.83Ghz and have it OC to 3.6Ghz.

    It is a great cooler for the price and does not consume a lot of space either.
  15. overshocked said:
    Remember i was banned a while ago. LOL [:jaydeejohn:4]


    Yea but you are an exception, you know about all this, you have been doing this for a while... So you don't count..... :non:
  16. kc5sym said:
    Yeah I also had the Artic Cooler for my Q6600 and it worked very good in my Antec 900 case.

    I now am using a newer version of that cooler for my Q9550 2.83Ghz and have it OC to 3.6Ghz.

    It is a great cooler for the price and does not consume a lot of space either.



    the antec 900 can fit just about anything but if you like a clean case it is a good pick. ;)
  17. OvrClkr said:
    Yea but you are an exception, you know about all this, you have been doing this for a while... So you don't count..... :non:



    Yeah and ryan was pretty cool about it, He let me negotiate.

    Thanks dude![:jaydeejohn:5]
  18. mlong219 said:
    Hi All,

    I have a ASUS P5N-MX motherboard, and my Asus CPU Fan/Heatsink has failed and I'm looking for a replacement. (no water solution)

    Can anyone suggest the best LGA 775 cooler for my Q6600?

    I currently have the following that has failed.
    http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=16&l2=66&l3=0&l4=0&model=1738&modelmenu=2

    Thanks!


    Here is the list......

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
  19. Conumdrum said:
    Wonder if this is that guy that was banned a few weeks ago. He might be back?


    lol i am back.
    get CCF
  20. OvrClkr said:
    Yea but you are an exception, you know about all this, you have been doing this for a while... So you don't count..... :non:


    rofl "exception" funny
    get CCF
  21. I have both a TRUE (bought before the Xig 1283 came out) and a Xig on my two quad core computers (Q6600 and Q9550, both OC'd to 3.6 GHz.). Performance of the TRUE depends a lot on the fan you select to go with it. I think the TRUE is marginally better than the Xig, but it's not worth about twice the price of the Xig after the cost of the fan is factored in.

    I also have an ACF7P. It's a dandy budget cooler.

    Actually, you should be able to run a Q6600 at 3.0 GHz with the stock cooler and 3.3 GHz with an ACF7P unless you get a chip with a really high VID.
    ----------
    Building computers since 1976.
    Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz
  22. I just installed the Freezer Pro 7, and for some reason I couldn't screw in the plastics so call screws. They would just keep turning, and turning and turning, without becoming tight. So I end up removing the screws from the failed cpu/heatsink and used it. It looks cheap, and I had to place my rig on its side, so the heatsink will stay connected to my processor. My temp is currently at 34c.

    Where can I get a installation kit for the Freezer 7 Pro, that has real screws instead of the cheap plastic ones?

    Thanks.
  23. jsc?? can you help him out??? I don't do Intel........

    Last Intel sink I installed was the V8 and its a lil different than the Freezer 7......
  24. mlong219 said:
    I just installed the Freezer Pro 7, and for some reason I couldn't screw in the plastics so call screws. They would just keep turning, and turning and turning, without becoming tight.

    That's because they're push pins, not screws :o
  25. jsc said:
    I have both a TRUE (bought before the Xig 1283 came out) and a Xig on my two quad core computers (Q6600 and Q9550, both OC'd to 3.6 GHz.). Performance of the TRUE depends a lot on the fan you select to go with it. I think the TRUE is marginally better than the Xig, but it's not worth about twice the price of the Xig after the cost of the fan is factored in.

    I also have an ACF7P. It's a dandy budget cooler.

    Actually, you should be able to run a Q6600 at 3.0 GHz with the stock cooler and 3.3 GHz with an ACF7P unless you get a chip with a really high VID.
    ----------
    Building computers since 1976.
    Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz


    what exactly would be the best way to get the q6600 to 3.0 GHz on the stock cooler, i have the q6600 on a gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r and i didnt bother investing the extra money for an aftermarket cooler but if i can overclock it without spending money on a cooler why not?
  26. true, but if you get a cooler you can push it higher..... much higher.......
  27. yes i know but i just dont have the money or the need to go much higher than 3.0GHz right now and i am also very very new to the computer buildning world (first build in january) and i have never overclocked before
  28. overshocked said:
    ore contact freezer will suit you well.

    and may i add the megahalem?

    It is the "best" cooler.

    +1 for the CCF and S1283 (with bolt in kit). Also if getting any of these, add in a Scythe "Slipstream" ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060 ). In my case (did this yesterday) I swapped out the S1283 fan with this to see how it will do, and it dropped my load temps by 7C from 66C to 59C on a OCed Q6600 @3.6. Now the Scythe fan resides on my heater core :P
  29. wardy22 said:
    what exactly would be the best way to get the q6600 to 3.0 GHz on the stock cooler, i have the q6600 on a gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r and i didnt bother investing the extra money for an aftermarket cooler but if i can overclock it without spending money on a cooler why not?

    This guide may help: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=29&post=245679&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=3&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
    Most of the settings should be smiler to your UD3R.
  30. wardy22 said:
    what exactly would be the best way to get the q6600 to 3.0 GHz on the stock cooler, i have the q6600 on a gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r and i didnt bother investing the extra money for an aftermarket cooler but if i can overclock it without spending money on a cooler why not?


    raise the fsb to 333, leaving the "cpu clock ratio" the same (at 9)..
    make sure your ram speed is running at rated levels..
    i had to change the fsb/ram speed ratio on my dfi board..
  31. hahah As always i would recommend the most stupendous thing and it works the best.....the thermalright ifx -14. Get rdy to pwn your tiny cpu. Y0u can mount 3 120mm or 140mm fans on it, 25mm or 38mm...this thing is a beast and will even beat the TRUE in almost everytest by ~ 3-5C, and costs same and is by the same company. This was designed as a silent solution but this has extreme potential. Oh yes the IFX-14 stomps the Megahalems on slow fan settings, 1200 Rpm. Most people are scared of this cooler cause its huge and weighs and a lot.




    Results from xibit labs review. they used an i7.





    Gl.
  32. That cooler looks more expensive then the motherboard itself........
  33. OvrClkr said:
    That cooler looks more expensive then the motherboard itself........



    lol no OvrClkr, it retails for 70$, last week it was on sale for 62$ shipped. Check google to see if the deal is still going on.
    thx
  34. Just saying, since that cooler looks like it does cost a fortune just by looking at it..... you must get some nice temps with all those fans hooked up to the sink.....
  35. flyin15sec said:
    Is your Q6600 overclocked?

    Case permitting, you can't go wrong with : OCZ Vendetta2, Xigmatek S1283 S1284 Dark Knight, Scythe Mugen 2. Make sure you buy the bolt through kit for the Vendetta2 and Xigmatek.


    Where do I purchase the bolt threw kit?
  36. delluser1 said:
    That's because they're push pins, not screws :o


    The pins won't fit on my motherboard. I now realized, that my old heatsink fan, had the LGA775 Bolt Kit with it. So I believe I may need another bolt kit for the Freezer Pro 7, because I'm currently using the screws from my old heat sink fan that came with the kit. I have my machine laying on it side, because the screws have the old plastic from the previous heatsink/fan that I broke off.

    Any ideas where I can order one? And will the LGA775 Bolt Kit work with the Freezer Pro 7?
  37. Aoster87 said:
    I use an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro with Arctic Silver grease and I saw a good drop in temperature over the stock LGA 775 cooler.

    I have my Q6600 clocked at 3.0 Ghz and I see idle temps at 42C and load temps of 51C.

    Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    For a meager 32 dollars you can't really go wrong with it.

    Also, having an Antec 900 case will sure help your cooling needs!



    dont mind my intrusion but q6600 2.4ghz ocz vandatta II idles around 14-16 degrees these days :P 25-26 under load
  38. Guys, what is your tjmax with these temps?
  39. japmeet said:
    dont mind my intrusion but q6600 2.4ghz ocz vandatta II idles around 14-16 degrees these days :P 25-26 under load

    Is it lonely in the Arctic Circle ?
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