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Good cpu heatsink for a 1366

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January 24, 2011 8:59:20 PM

asus cpu heat sink has plastic pins to lock on mobo and it sucks. cpu over heats since my heat sink is dangling...
need help finding a new heat sink any suggestions?

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January 25, 2011 2:20:27 AM

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ cpu heatsink. The universal cpu retention bracket uses screw down fasteners. Performance is very good. Best bang for the buck. I have an original Hyper 212 in my personal system.

Watch the installation video at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 25, 2011 2:35:51 AM

^+1 for the Hyper 212+. I've got the Hyper 212+ and it works great. Other heatsinks may do a better job but they cost quite a bit more and probably aren't worth the extra cost unless you want to do some extreme overclocking.
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January 25, 2011 8:21:31 AM

I just installed a Megahalems last night, and temps instantly went from around 80deg under full load to around 50 deg. Never higher than 53. That was using Scythe Slipstream Kaze-Jyuni 190 rpm fans in push-pull and arctic Silver 5!
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January 25, 2011 1:34:58 PM

Google?
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January 25, 2011 11:07:04 PM

Rusty_M - At an ambient air temperature of 21 degrees Celsius my cpu core temps do not go above 50 degrees at full load either - that's with my Hyper 212, IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound, and just one Scythe S-Flex 1600 rpm fan.

Also, Prolimatech recommends 120mm fans between 1200 rpm and 1600 rpm for optimal performance - 1200 for casual gamers and 1600 for hardcore gamers.
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January 26, 2011 9:05:22 AM

maybe I should turn those fans down a bit and enjoy the reduced noise. They certainly push a lot of air. They are 120x25mm though. I also think my ambient temperatures may be quite high, although there's no thermometer in my home.
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January 26, 2011 11:35:43 AM

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is a good heatsink to consider. It does a pretty good job at pushing air and comes at a decent price of $30. The install is pretty easy too.
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