At idle my temps are 47-49C. I got my e7200-2.53 oc'd to 3.8 on the stock intel cooler. I brought it back down to 3.16 now, but want to get a very cool, and very quiet cooler. I was thinking about this Zalman but I am up for suggestions on getting my temps down and my speeds back up. Also what can I expect for temps with this or any other suggested cooler.
I have that Zalman and I don't rate it TBH. It's fine at idle but when the going gets tough it just can't cut it. Also (on topic) it's not that quiet (hard to say objectively how loud) but I 'notice' it alot, if that's any help.
This one is cheap and uber silent, how good it is though, I'm not sure: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/17026/Thermal...
Thanks guys, I've been looking some today, and I think I've got it down to $$$ either the ACF7 for $37 or the 9700 for $69. Just tring to decide if the 9700 is worth the difference.
Also temp question for you. What is a safe temp to run at. Since making this post last night, I have run my cpu back up to 3.6ghz. At idle its about 50*c, under Prime95 full load it gets up to 88*c... What do you think? It will probly be a week before what ever I order makes it here. Is it Ok to run like this till then, or should I back it back to 3.16 till then.
June 11, 2009 3:27:35 AM
I have an e7200 overclocked to 3.6ghz...idle temp is 32 and under full load 50...I recommend OCZ Vendetta 2.