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INTEL i7 COOLER ANY GOOD?

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November 21, 2009 1:32:06 PM

I know that it uses the same cooler as almost any Intel Cpu, but I will load this cpu to almost 100% almost all time so will it keep it from getting really hot? Because other coolers start off from 50$

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November 21, 2009 1:36:21 PM

what kind of core i7 cpu do you have / want? There 2 different kinds of core i7's.

Theres:
LGA 1156, P55: (CPU's)
860
870

LGA 1336 , X58:
920
940
950
960
965
975
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November 21, 2009 1:40:12 PM

warmon6 said:
what kind of core i7 cpu do you have / want? There 2 different kinds of core i7's.

Theres:
LGA 1156, P55: (CPU's)
860
870

LGA 1336 , X58:
920
940
950
960
965
975



the 920 (=
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November 21, 2009 1:56:39 PM

well as long as you dont manually over clock the cpu your good with stock cooler. although if your wanting to overclock (or just wanting to be sure your cpu stays cool) then i would recommend arctic silver 5 thermal compound and

Maybe this cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $34.99

Or if you want a selection of $50 and under cpu coolers then...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...$25%20-%20$50&ActiveSearchResult

Hope's this helps.
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November 21, 2009 2:01:04 PM

loading a 920 to 100% at stock speeds and voltage is fine (more or less) with the supplied cooler, but it's loud.

If you're doing any overclocking the stock cooler's not up to scratch.

If you want something good performance, cheap and fairly quiet, go Cogage True Spirit or Scythe Mugen 2.

If you're going to be pushing for heavy loads ad a high overclock, you want top-end cooling like the Prolimatech Megahalems or Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Rev C (MAKE SURE it's a Rev C as the base is flat - no need to lap it) and put a pair of good 120mm fans on it - Noctua P-12, Yate Loon, Scythe Kama or S-FLEX.

And good thermal paste too - I personally stick with Arctic Silver 5 but there are other great performers our there.
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November 21, 2009 2:48:58 PM

Thx guys, im not overclocking, if i will then definetly buy new cooler.
And the stock fan is not loud at all (=
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November 21, 2009 2:56:03 PM

Glad to help, although I will say if you're not OCing your 920 then honestly dude you're wasting that chip.

Grab a Cogage True Spirit and take the chip up to 3.3GHz to match the i7 975 Extreme - get a $1,000 dollar processor for 1/4 of the price! You'll see the benefit, it's really easy to do and not pushing the chip.
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