I5 2400 and a cheap heat sink Tags: CPUs Cooling Heat Intel i5 Last response: April 13, 2011 9:33 AM in CPUs Share raban April 12, 2011 4:08:53 PM i wonder , will a very cheap cooler on a i5 2400 (tray) be as good as the stock cooler? for example "Alpine 11 Pro Rev. 2", it looks good ,but the manual says it is only good for up to 90w of heat while the i5 is 95w...but than is the stock cooler realy any better?. More about : 2400 cheap heat sink davcon a c 120 à CPUs April 12, 2011 5:41:16 PM It won't be an upgrade over the stock cooler. Quieter probably but little to no difference cooling wise. A CM TX3 would be better imo. raban April 13, 2011 8:33:01 AM davcon said:It won't be an upgrade over the stock cooler. Quieter probably but little to no difference cooling wise. A CM TX3 would be better imo. so you think it will be at least as good as the stock cooler ? how did you come to this conclusion ? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davcon a c 120 à CPUs April 13, 2011 9:33:49 AM Based on these reviews it performs a tad better then stock,granted it's a different cpu,but still relevant. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Arctic-Cooling-A... http://hardwarebistro.com/?option=com_simple_review&Ite... I would think the MX-2 paste probably gives it at least a 2C temp decrease right off the hop. MX-2 is good paste. http://www.guru3d.com/article/coolermaster-hyper-tx3-re... http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/848 Look for either cooler on sale = CHEAP like $10 and $15 I wouldn't pay more then $15 for the AC and $20 for the TX-3. The TX-3 is better. Regular Canadian prices. Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Rev.2 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8... Coolermaster RR-910-HTX3 http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/219944/COOLERMASTER/R... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel Core I-5 4570 CPU fan and heat sink issue??? Forum I5 3570k - is there a plastic film on the thermal paste of the stock heat sink/fan? Forum MOBO + heat sink for i5 2500k? Forum Core i5 3570k---CPU hot but heat sink doesn't hot. Forum Quietest heat sink for i5 no overclock Forum Geting i5 2400 , it means no high Heat & more Performance ? Forum SolvedBest CPU heat sink for mild overclocks that isn't too loud Forum SolvedThermal paste squeezed from under heat sink Forum SolvedNew Heat sink for Z87 Sabertooth MOBO Forum Solvedsome questions about my pc, Bottlenecks, GPU, CPU, Upgrade Set, Heat Sink, Overclocking, Underclocking Forum SolvedWhat kind of heat sink fan do I need for my CPU? Forum SolvedPC still too hot after heat sink change. Forum SolvedCpu Heat Sink Forum SolvedCPU Heat sink wrong temperature? Forum SolvedHaving trouble getting this heat sink to sit Forum SolvedLooking for an inexpensive heat sink / cooler that will work with my high profile RAM Forum Solvedwill this heat sink work with this mobo and cpu? Forum SolvedWill my heat sink CPU cooling fan support my build??? Forum SolvedHelp with heat sink? Forum SolvedRAM, heat sink Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !