Hey, I'm running a 2.66GHz 15 processor on a GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and when gaming my core temps rise to about 75 which I am a little concerned about. What would be the best aftermarket cooler for me? I plan to OC it also so I want it to be nice and frosty in there
All good choices by niklas and obsidian. I personally use a hyper 212+ on my i5. IMO it's one of the best price to performance CPU coolers out in the market.
I currently have my i5 OC'd to 3.9 @ 1.264 vcore. Full load reaches the upper 60s, but never touches 70 using OCCT/Prime. I did some alternate benchmarking going to 4.2 @ 1.4 vcore. Full load still didn't touch 70s.
It's also relatively compact, as bigger coolers may be a concern for you seeing as you have a micro ATX board. Is your case also small?
Thanks for the responses, and yeah the case is a mid tower so it's probably best that I go for the 121+ just to be on the safe side size wise and it sounds like a great cooler. Also for thermal paste should I just go classic with arctic silver 5? Thanks
it comes with some thermal paste enough for 4 applications ... try that out before buying as5 , you can still do that later ... it aint hard to remove the screws and heatsink , they are accessible easily ... i wanted to buy AS-MX2 but wasnt in stock , so tried the packaged one out .. temps are fine ... 53c on 3.6 ghz prime 95 1.25 Vcore .
but if u will want the highest possible oc with 212+ , then i will suggest getting Artic Silver straightaway .
also , dont bother getting a second fan for the hyper 212+ which can attach itself on the other side (the one that it comes with will go towards the ram slots' side ) ... usually the case's back fan pulls enough as it is situated close .
also , tell me info about ur case , number of available fan slots and which ones have a fan installed now ... and the speed u run them at etc ... 75c is pretty hot considering its winter ...
Ive got an NZXT LEXA S case. I have 3 120 mm fans, one on top, one on the side, and one in the back, and there is a place for one more on top. I just went to check the fan speeds with SpeedFan and it says that Fan 1 is running at 1098 rpm and that the others are running at 0 rpm but when I look at them it's clear that they are running, am I doing something wrong? Thanks. Ooh and its idling right now at about 33C