Wich Heatsink(air) is best for 3.2c

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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!

    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
  3. 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>
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.

    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
  8. 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.
  9. I'd go to the Zalman Reserator 1 and use black general purpose lithium grease!

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  10. 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>
  11. 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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