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Intel q8300 urgent urgent fake heatsink??

recently i bought a Q8300 for dirt cheap from my friend, (as he was upgrading to i7), along with that i bought a brand new gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo (rev. 2.0), and a transcend 4gb DDR3(1333mhz, rest all setup is old.

So my problem is, On idle my system is running above 55 degree(stock fan), and while on full load (prime 95, IntelBurnTestV2) it easily reaches 95 above, which is making me scared, so em planning to change my cpu cooler

requirements:
*is it nomral i.e above mentioned temp(the stock fan is around 2yrs old)
*my budget is limited i.e 35$
*my motherboard is micro-ATX (24.4cm x 21.0cm), i don want to loose any ram slot.
*want to overclock from 2.5ghz to 3.0ghz at safer temp (only if under my mentioned budget)

usage:
*mechanical soft like catia, proE, ansys
*vmware,
*gaming in med settings, watching movies, browsing

options i've thought:
1.Deepcool Alta 7
2.Deepcool Gammaxx 200 (20usd)
3.Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler (26usd)
4.Deepcool GAMMAXX400 Cooler (35usd)
5.Deepcool ICEEDGE 400 XT ( 37usd)

my system spec
*acer 24" monitor 1080p with 2*100rms speakers with external amp
*intel q8300 @2.5ghz with stock cooler
*xfx 9800gt
*gigabyte GA-G41M rev 2.0
*transcend 4gb ddr3 1333mhz
*setagge 500gb 7200rpm
*psu 600w
*normal cabinet (size next to micro atx boards)
*no extra fans, but i always keep my cabinet 24/7 open :)

any kind of info would be of great help,
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  1. any1 out der to reply
  2. Gammaxx 300 is good , keeps my oc'd 8350 and 1090t cool , under 50c with all cores @100% running WCG B O I N C , for 18.00 it's hard to beat ,quiet as well because it uses a 120mm slow rpm fan , unlike the other small coolers like the tx3 evo that uses 92mm fan . the gammaxx 400 would keep it a bit cooler , the 200 might not be enough for overclocking .
    Seeing as you use an open case the coolmaster 212 or the gammaxx 400 or iceedge 400 xt would be the best choices
  3. Quote:
    Gammaxx 300 is good , keeps my oc'd 8350 and 1090t cool , under 50c with all cores @100% running WCG B O I N C , for 18.00 it's hard to beat ,quiet as well because it uses a 120mm slow rpm fan , unlike the other small coolers like the tx3 evo that uses 92mm fan . the gammaxx 400 would keep it a bit cooler , the 200 might not be enough for overclocking .
    Seeing as you use an open case the coolmaster 212 or the gammaxx 400 or iceedge 400 xt would be the best choices

    One more last question,how to detect a fake stock cooler, I know it sounds strange cause my stock cooler is only 3pin, i.e no pwm, with a constant rpm of 3500, n made of 100% aluminium bottom,n with very loud noise which is audible even from 15ft, so wats ur opinion original or fake?? , btw thanx for reply..
  4. how to detect a fake stock cooler, I know it sounds strange cause my stock cooler is only 3pin, i.e no pwm, with a constant rpm of 3500, n made of 100% aluminium bottom(no copper ),n with very loud noise which is audible even from 15ft, so wats ur opinion original or fake?? , btw thanx for reply..in advance

    Fyi, I got this cooler for dirt cheap from one of my friend, who is not that trust worthy, n even my old amd single core CPU
    has 4 pin CPU connector

    Result : on idle my system is running at 55, n with 2 min of prime95, it easily reaches above 95 degree , if problem continues then ll go with cooler master evo 212, or any other suggestions in that range


    My processor Intel core 2 quad q8300
    Gigabyte Ga g41m COBO
    Transcend 1333mhz ddr3 plz help me out,,,..
  5. How do you know it's 100% aluminium? From what you're saying, it is definitely fake. All Intel heatsinks that I have used all come with a copper base with some thermal pads pre-applied, and the fan should be 4 pin PWM. Just get a new Intel cooler or buy a cheap aftermarket cooler like the CM 212 Evo.
  6. you may have a old celeron 4xx series HSF -- designed for ~30-50w TDP not the 65-89w spec you REQUIRE

    also check you fitted it correctly (pull on it it should not move) and that you used thermal paste
  7. completelyrandomname said:
    How do you know it's 100% aluminium? From what you're saying, it is definitely fake. All Intel heatsinks that I have used all come with a copper base with some thermal pads pre-applied, and the fan should be 4 pin PWM. Just get a new Intel cooler or buy a cheap aftermarket cooler like the CM 212 Evo.

    nah thats not right i have built systems with sock775 pentiums, all the new pentiums and celerons come with all aluminium coolers. the question is why would anyone buy a factory heatsink when you can get an aftermarket one for so cheap that is about 3 times better. coolermaster hyper tx-3 they are a little over 20 bucks and the 212's around 30 bucks
  8. I meant like grabbing another intel cooler from your garage or something. But yes, it could be a 775 heatsink. I only started around the 1155 sandy bridge era. Just go buy a 212,
  9. completelyrandomname said:
    I meant like grabbing another intel cooler from your garage or something. But yes, it could be a 775 heatsink. I only started around the 1155 sandy bridge era. Just go buy a 212,

    besides whats the point of making a "fake, counterfeit" intel cooler, everyone knows they suck!
  10. Some colers only came with 3 pin, not really sure about intel coolers as I use AMD , but small , under 90mm fans spinning at 3500 will be loud . Stock AMD cooler fans are loud as well , turbo whine describes it .
    INTEL OR amd STOCK COOLERS ARE NOT GREAT , they get the job done , no more no less
  11. completelyrandomname said:
    How do you know it's 100% aluminium? From what you're saying, it is definitely fake. All Intel heatsinks that I have used all come with a copper base with some thermal pads pre-applied, and the fan should be 4 pin PWM. Just get a new Intel cooler or buy a cheap aftermarket cooler like the CM 212 Evo.


    I'll post the link of the photos n btw I completed my mechanical engineering from some rep coll, so I know all heat transfer n all
  12. completelyrandomname said:
    How do you know it's 100% aluminium? From what you're saying, it is definitely fake. All Intel heatsinks that I have used all come with a copper base with some thermal pads pre-applied, and the fan should be 4 pin PWM. Just get a new Intel cooler or buy a cheap aftermarket cooler like the CM 212 Evo.

    http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2931/20130113030702.jpg

    http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8675/20130113030717.jpg

    Btw thanx for reply
  13. jasont78 said:
    nah thats not right i have built systems with sock775 pentiums, all the new pentiums and celerons come with all aluminium coolers. the question is why would anyone buy a factory heatsink when you can get an aftermarket one for so cheap that is about 3 times better. coolermaster hyper tx-3 they are a little over 20 bucks and the 212's around 30 bucks


    And do u remember whether it's four pin or there pin for your old 775, socket n plz check out the image links n btw thanx for suggestions
  14. remove the heatsink, clean off the old thermal paste and re-apply. re-seat the heatsink.

    make sure you have the push pins inserted all the way. those temps with a stock cooler is the heatsink isn't properly installed.
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    angadisachin said:
    And do u remember whether it's four pin or there pin for your old 775, socket n plz check out the image links n btw thanx for suggestions

    i dont remember but the 4th wire is only really there to get the fans rpm, the fans speed can still be modulated by the motherboard if its a 3 or 4 pin setup, yours is screaming because its running so hot 55 at idle sound like its mounted wrong "fake" or not. from memory ( i never use factory heatsink, cos they are noisy and they suck) all the recent intel hsf's have the push pins mounted of the fan shroud and not the base and that it would suggest it be an older 775 design. my q9400 i had had a copper base but the likes of my e5200/ e2160 etc were pure aluminium. if a cm 212 will fit in your case height wise get that its the best bang for buck i was running my q9400 @ 3.7ghz all day everyday without issue. the only time they will get in rams way is if they have big heatspreaders and even then that will only block the closest slot so you just move your dimms to slot 2 and 4 opposed to 1 and 3. second thing you say you dont run case fans and leave your case off. with all my cases i have had the run better (cooler and quieter) with the side on and appropriate fanage because the fans get the heat away from your gear opposed to it just hovering around
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