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E8200 Heatsink

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March 22, 2010 5:42:29 PM

I have a e8200 with a stock cooler that is very bad, in idle 55 and in load 75. I overclock it as much as I can so i need an advice what to buy
I was thinking to buy a heatsink from thermalright and a cooler from scythe but im not sure/
What do you recommend ? I have an antec 900 case

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a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2010 5:56:43 PM

The Antec 900 case is is of the most popular pc cases with gamers. It is 8.1 inches wide so it can accomodate one of those 160mm tall tower style heatsinks that are popular with gamers. It will be a tight fit but it should be okay.

Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 and LGA 775 cpu's.

Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.



March 22, 2010 6:11:38 PM

Thanks, I made 2 choices and don't know which one to choose:
First one is a Prolimatech Megahalems rev. B heatsink with a Scythe Slip Stream 120 mm 1900 rpm
And the second one a Zalman CNPS10X Flex with a Scythe Slip Stream Slim, 120 x 120 x 12 mm, 1200rpm.
Which one is better ?
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a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2010 6:54:48 PM

The Prolimatech Megahalems are more popular with gamers and enthusiasts than the Zalman CNPS10X.

Prolimatech apparently did some testing and recommended a 1200 rpm fan for the typical user and a 1600 rpm fan for hardcore gamers and enthusiasts.
March 22, 2010 8:41:25 PM

So you think that Prolimatech will hold my cpu cool if i overclock it around 3.5 ?
a c 197 K Overclocking
March 22, 2010 9:03:35 PM

Any of the big tower coolers combined with the good airflow of your case will do wonders for your temperatures.

BTW, I found that running the case fans faster than LOW did not help cooling.
March 22, 2010 9:06:57 PM

jsc said:
Any of the big tower coolers combined with the good airflow of your case will do wonders for your temperatures.

BTW, I found that running the case fans faster than LOW did not help cooling.

Yes that's true
March 22, 2010 9:16:29 PM

Oh and the fan that i want to put on that Prolimatech has 1900 rpm and the recommended is 1600 is it bad if i use the one with 1900 rpm ?
a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2010 9:37:51 PM

No it is not bad.The 1900 rpm fan wil make a little more noise. That's about it.
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