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Old 08-07-2007, 04:12 AM   #11
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I really like my Ultra 120 Extreme. It runs my C2D at around 47* load, when my 9700 ran around 55-58*. My E6300 has always been a hot one, or the thermal sensors just aren't reading right.

If you do go with that, get two identical fans and some double sided tape and tape a fan to the backside, it helps a bit.
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I really like my Ultra 120 Extreme. It runs my C2D at around 47* load, when my 9700 ran around 55-58*. My E6300 has always been a hot one, or the thermal sensors just aren't reading right.

If you do go with that, get two identical fans and some double sided tape and tape a fan to the backside, it helps a bit.
Its possible you didn't have the Zalman installed correctly. There shouldn't be that big a difference in load temps. I believe max is roughly 3-5C difference looking at various HSF reviews @ load.
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Yeah, I saw Custom PC using the Tunique Tower on their rig to test out DELL PC's compared to built ones.
do you know of any reviews of that? i wouldnt mind reading about it

EDIT: i love my 9500 cooler. it got my athlon x2 4800+ up to the 3ghz mark and with idle temps of 38 and max load temps of 53. plus its just such a big landmark inside my case it looks great
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:11 PM   #14
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- Tuniq Tower 120
- Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
- Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX
- Zalman CNPS-9500
- Zalman CNPS-9700

All of those are highly capable air coolers, but if you ask me, the Tuniq Tower 120 is the King of all air coolers.
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Its possible you didn't have the Zalman installed correctly. There shouldn't be that big a difference in load temps. I believe max is roughly 3-5C difference looking at various HSF reviews @ load.
After about 15 installs, using different amounts of Arctic Silver 5 every time, I think at least one would have been right. Mine could have just been a factory defective. Doesn't matter now, I like my Extreme anyway.
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After about 15 installs, using different amounts of Arctic Silver 5 every time, I think at least one would have been right. Mine could have just been a factory defective. Doesn't matter now, I like my Extreme anyway.
LOL thats true. It is possible though your Zalman's heatsink could of been not completely square and just needed lapped.
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Maybe, but lapping is not something I really want to get into right now.
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