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Will a good heatsink/fan improve cpu performance

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November 18, 2010 8:05:58 AM

Hi,can anyone tell me how much difference a good heatsink and fan makes to a CPU performance??,in this case it is a socket/LGA 775 intel core 2 Duo e7600 3.06ghz CPU..if i fit a better quality heatsink(better than the standard intel)will this make much difference to the temparature and performance of my CPU??
http://www.zerotherm.net/eng/product/ATOM30H.asp

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November 18, 2010 12:35:52 PM

A good HSF will lower the operating temps of your CPU. That will make it run more efficiently (power consumption) and add less stress to your system (heat). By itself, the HSF will not make the CPU go faster. However, with a good HSF you can more reliably overclock your CPU and get more performance from it that way.
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November 18, 2010 12:44:26 PM

I have nothing else to add other than +1!!! :) 
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November 18, 2010 8:47:20 PM

COLGeek said:
A good HSF will lower the operating temps of your CPU. That will make it run more efficiently (power consumption) and add less stress to your system (heat). By itself, the HSF will not make the CPU go faster. However, with a good HSF you can more reliably overclock your CPU and get more performance from it that way.

Thanks for your reply,you answered my question very well,much appreciated
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November 25, 2010 6:02:54 AM

Best answer selected by mrclownface.
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June 4, 2012 9:14:45 PM

The heatsink and its fan will make life easier for the cpu, a user should consider that the first enemy of a cpu is the overheating, hence a bigger heatsink with a good performance fan would cool the cpu down in a level were it can perform smoothly.. :sol: 

However, heat sink and its fan performances over time decreased because of the dust, and the life time of the fan... you should also consider cleaning the heatsink and maintain the fan or replace it..

You may learn how to clean and maintain the heatsink with its fan from my tutorial post:

http://www.dealingwithwindows.com/sw-hw-maintenance/how...

best of luck
Firas Sameer :) 
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June 4, 2012 9:16:33 PM

The heatsink and its fan will make life easier for the cpu, a user should consider that the first enemy of a cpu is the overheating, hence a bigger heatsink with a good performance fan would cool the cpu down in a level were it can perform smoothly.. :sol: 

However, heat sink and its fan performances over time decreased because of the dust, and the life time of the fan... you should also consider cleaning the heatsink and maintain the fan or replace it..

You may learn how to clean and maintain the heatsink with its fan from my tutorial post:

http://www.dealingwithwindows.com/sw-hw-maintenance/how...

best of luck
Firas Sameer :) 
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