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Wich Heatsink(air) is best for 3.2c

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January 16, 2005 10:37:15 AM

what is the best heatsink(air) for my p4 3.2c?
and should I use coolpasta? artic silver 5 is good?

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January 16, 2005 2:33:32 PM

Do you care about sound level and money? Do you intend to overclock?

Are you only looking for a heatsink or for a heatsink/fan combination.


If you do, take a look at the Zalman 7xxx series.

Most heatsinks ship with thermal paste, if you don't overclock this paste will do just fine with a 3.2C.
January 16, 2005 3:17:19 PM

The stock H/S is excellent but a tad on the noisy side. I'd go with the Zalman 7000 Al/Cu and AS-5. Wait a minute, I did!

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January 16, 2005 6:01:31 PM

well actually it is already overclocked from 3.2 to 3.6 @ stock heatsink,( 49c in prime95 running couple hours), but gaming max= 46c. well money dont mind, only want a good cooling for the cpu, and what thermal gease should i use? artic silver?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mc2k on 01/16/05 03:02 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 16, 2005 7:07:05 PM

The Zalman will not improve cooling much, only noise. Your temps are excellent! I can hit 54C gaming easily.

Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
January 16, 2005 7:33:23 PM

Different mobo's show different temps, but it is likely you could go a little higher on the vcore, and a few hundred mhz higher, without doing much to the life expectancy of your chip. Why do you want a new hsf?
By the way, using the plastic hose and your vacuum cleaner about once a month, on the hsf, will help keep your temps down.. Dust buildup on the hs and the fan blades can cause a lot of heat.
January 16, 2005 10:57:13 PM

well My mobo = a Asus p4p800 SE using Kingston HyperX 3200A (2x512)@ 2.5-4-4-8 225 FsB 1:1. According to Asus Probe its maximum is 49 when running prime95 (for like 7 hours I did once, the temp was 47-48 mostly of the time)
does asus probe gave me correct values? Btw I had put vcore to 1.5875 in the BIOS, but somehow asus wont let me run @ that voltage, under full laod (its even below 1.55, (1.52-1.53) and when I do nothing it goes to 1.60 and 1.616 this is the same when I put the vcore @ auto: wich is 1.55. Can anywone explain how come?
January 16, 2005 11:52:42 PM

The ASUS Vregs tend to fluctuate a lot. Crashman wrote about this problem at SYSOPT.com with an ASUS board he tested. I think the new version of PC Probe is a lot better than previous versions but I would check it against MBM5 or SpeedFan. What power supply are you running? You might be pulling the 12v rail down under load.

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January 17, 2005 1:32:51 AM

Most Asus boards read low, at the lower end of the range.
They are fairly accurate around 70c, but hopefully you will never see yours being fairly accurate.
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January 17, 2005 6:30:17 AM

I'd go to the Zalman Reserator 1 and use black general purpose lithium grease!

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January 17, 2005 6:55:15 AM

well My psu is now back to repair (cuz the bad smell comming out (no smoke) but I didnt trust it. It is a Tagan TG480-U01 480W, hmz wich version is the newest asus probe, cuz www.asus.com are only old versions available
Well did check the 12V with asus probe it was @ idle 12.22 and under full load it didnt went under 11.997, mostly the time 12.01

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mc2k on 01/17/05 04:07 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 17, 2005 7:04:57 AM

well How much lower does asus probe read?, should I be safe with 49c? (never 50or higher, I had did a 7 hours and 18 min test), and did also a test on 3.2ghz, only 1 hour the temp was 46-47 (48 higest) according asus probe?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mc2k on 01/17/05 04:52 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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