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What kind of Cooling For E8400

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January 10, 2009 12:57:18 PM

Hey guys. just got a E8400 and a DFI P45-T2RS

Any sugestion on what cooling is good for it?

Planning on OCing it to 4.0 ish


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January 11, 2009 12:38:38 AM

I put the zalman 9700 on my E8500.

Tom's did a big test of coolers recently. They rated them as to cooling efficiency, ease of installation and noise. You can pick the one that fits your needs.
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January 12, 2009 11:56:25 AM

Might try the TRUE 120... aweome cooler... or the Ninja 2, too big for my case tho... I use a Scythe Ninja Mini on my CPU.
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January 12, 2009 12:18:19 PM

I have a TRUE. Coupled with an S_Flex SFF-21 fan, it keeps my OC'd Q6600 temps to 61 - 65 C.

If I were shopping now, I'd look at the Xigmatek HDT S-1283 now. By all reports, it's very nearly as effective as a TRUE, but it's about one half the cost.
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January 12, 2009 12:25:42 PM

TRUEs are overpriced and hard to find these days. I forgot about the Xigmatek lol... I only focus on low noise, passive and small CPU coolers.
January 12, 2009 1:11:24 PM

Try a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle, I got that on my E8500. Works like a champ.
January 12, 2009 8:38:14 PM

i also have a zalman 9700 cooler, and would definitly recommend it.
January 12, 2009 9:33:57 PM

There are lots of good aftermarket coolers available. Check out for comprehensive reviews of lots and lots of coolers.
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January 13, 2009 12:42:17 AM

fullmetall said:
Try a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle, I got that on my E8500. Works like a champ.

+1. Don't forget the bolt in kit for the S1283!
January 13, 2009 1:31:03 AM

Its rubber lock screws, and they come with the cooler if im not mistaken
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January 13, 2009 8:55:36 PM

^ No I'm talking about this:


Much better than the cr@ppy push pin set up.
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January 14, 2009 4:15:30 PM

zalman > xig any day of the week.
January 14, 2009 5:03:01 PM

hmm, yea, the rubber push pins are really sucky, there a pain. i would know cause i have them = S

i idle at 20c load at mid 30 to 40c
January 16, 2009 4:46:58 AM

Go for the xig...its half the cost of the zalman 9700 and cools just as well if not better. You can probably look around and find the xig on sale for about $25-30 shipped after rebates, it works fine on my e8500..idle temp for the not-stuck core reads 30c, regular load temp about 45c and the fan is set at 1000rpm (barely notice it)
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January 16, 2009 8:06:09 AM

Yeah... listen to them.