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February 16, 2011 4:06:46 PM

What would be a good heatsink for my wolfdale e8500 3.16Ghz processor? It currently idles at 49-51C and when gaming breaches the 74C recommended temperature for the processor :S

Thanks in advance

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February 16, 2011 4:16:49 PM

If you're not planning on extreme oc'ing the CM212+ will tame those temps.
Just make sure your case is 7.5" wide or it won't fit.
February 16, 2011 4:51:30 PM

davcon said:
If you're not planning on extreme oc'ing the CM212+ will tame those temps.
Just make sure your case is 7.5" wide or it won't fit.


Nope, its just under 7.5" wide..
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February 16, 2011 5:02:53 PM

davcon said:
Well to be precise it will fit in 7.48" cases.
Otherwise a Gelid Tranquillo is a good cooler and not as tall.
How wide is your case?


L = 37.5cm
W= 18cm
H = 35cm

The case is from an old packard bell imedia j2489

Is there a better way I can find out the dimensions apart from manually measuring them?
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February 16, 2011 5:15:27 PM

smeev said:
L = 37.5cm
W= 18cm
H = 35cm

The case is from an old packard bell imedia j2489

Is there a better way I can find out the dimensions apart from manually measuring them?

Manual measurement of the width will be pretty accurate from exterior side to side.
Measure at the back and one over the top.
180mm is roughly 7" wide.
Both units in my last post are 6" tall max.
Things can be quite complicated though since i know little of your set-up.
Top mount psu's,type of ram,can all cause problems.
You might be better served buying another case with better air-flow.
I'm sure you can find one for under $50.
If your case doesn't have a 120mm front intake and a 120mm rear exhaust it won't really matter if you buy a heat-sink.
I live in Canada but i'm sure a case like this would do wonders for your temps.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54705&vpn=VM3000...
February 16, 2011 5:26:22 PM

davcon said:
Manual measurement of the width will be pretty accurate from exterior side to side.
Measure at the back and one over the top.
180mm is roughly 7" wide.
Both units in my last post are 6" tall max.
Things can be quite complicated though since i know little of your set-up.
Top mount psu's,type of ram,can all cause problems.
You might be better served buying another case with better air-flow.
I'm sure you can find one for under $50.


PSU = FSP250-60HEN
RAM = 4096MB RAM - DDR PC2-6400
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February 16, 2011 5:31:27 PM

smeev said:
PSU = FSP250-60HEN
RAM = 4096MB RAM - DDR PC2-6400

Yikes! scroll down this link and see what they say and do to your psu.
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9800
You could considerable improve your set-up for like $100.
It's easily done i'm just using Canadian prices so if you live in the US it's doable.
psu
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37047&vpn=OCZ550...
case
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54705&vpn=VM3000...
They sell CM212+ for $20-30 all the time in Canada .
I wouldn't trust my gear to that psu from what i've read.
I guess you've been lucky.
February 16, 2011 5:36:02 PM

davcon said:
Yikes! scroll down this link and see what they say and do to your psu.
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9800


Haha! Yeah as I said, its an old Packard Bell cheapy computer, but I changed most parts of it apart from the hard drive, psu and dvd drives..

So I guess I may be changing the PSU, the heatsink and possibly the case? :S
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February 16, 2011 5:44:23 PM

smeev said:
Haha! Yeah as I said, its an old Packard Bell cheapy computer, but I changed most parts of it apart from the hard drive, psu and dvd drives..

So I guess I may be changing the PSU, the heatsink and possibly the case? :S

Well it's certainly doable as i've demonstrated and isn't really alot of cash to improve your temps and system.
Every item is re-usable for future builds as well.
Hope i've helped somewhat!
February 16, 2011 5:47:57 PM

davcon said:
Well it's certainly doable as i've demonstrated and isn't really alot of cash to improve your temps and system.
Every item is re-usable for future builds as well.
Hope i've helped somewhat!


Okay, thankyou very much for the help, one last question, would a 500W power supply be sufficient for my processor and Ati Radeon Hd 4550 video card?
February 16, 2011 5:53:30 PM

Oh nevermind, I didnt read the previous post!
a c 120 à CPUs
February 16, 2011 6:00:31 PM

smeev said:
Okay, thankyou very much for the help, one last question, would a 500W power supply be sufficient for my processor and Ati Radeon Hd 4550 video card?

Yep! more then enough as we know a 250W will run a 4550.
I recommend the 4550 all the time to folks with 250W psu's.
The 4550 draws power from the pcie slot/doesn't require a psu 6pin pcie connection.
Just make sure when you buy a psu it's 500W and has at least one 6pin pcie connectors two is better.
This will allow you to upgrade your gpu to more powerful offerings.
The GTS 450 and 5770 only require one 6pin pcie connection.
Higher end cards require two.
The Corsair CX500 has two pcie 6pins.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 16, 2011 7:25:41 PM

smeev said:
case
http://ncix.com/products/index.php [...] omoid=1283

This is perfect, however I cant find it on any english websites :/ 

http://ncix.com/ is the site and it's english.
Unfortunately i listed Canadian prices which alot of the times are cheaper then what they sell in the U.S. for.
You'll see the American flag in the left hand corner = go to US website different prices though and i've heard the shipping cost aren't great.
Kinda what Newegg does to Canadian customers.
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=54705&vpn=VM30001W2... = no rebate and lord knows how much shipping cost.
Anyways you have to click the Sale Banner for sale prices.
Btw that sale ends tonight at 11pm Pacific time.
The new sale will either start right away or on the 17th.
The OZC power supply is the same deal though a few pennies cheaper.
http://www.ncixus.com/products/index.php?sku=37047&vpn=...
February 17, 2011 3:25:30 PM

davcon said:
Jeez!smeev you should tell me right off you're from the U.K. ya bugger!
Ya have me going on about completly useless web links.
ThermalTake V3 Black Edition - £29.99 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cas...
OCZ Fatal1ty 550w - £44.99 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pow...
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - £17.99 inc vat
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/coo...


Haha! sorry, didnt cross my mind :(  Ill get them and let you know if anything happens
!