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Old 07-23-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default CPU Cooler Replacement

A few days ago, Intel's motherboard monitor notified me that the heatsink fan (HSF) went to zero RPM for about a minute. Now, when I run any application or games, the cpu temp climbs rapidly to the caution zone of ~125-150F. Normally, the HSF would rev up to 4000+ RPM in these conditions, but now it runs within 3100-3200 RPM under any load. I need help finding a CPU cooler that will replace the boxed cooler. I have these two products in mind:

Antec Performance CPU Cooler ($30 @ CircuitCity):
Specs: http://www.antec.com/pdf/flyers/perf..._cpucooler.pdf

Zalman USA CNPS7000B-ALCU ($40 @ CompUSA):
Specs: http://www.zalman.co.kr/
(Go to: Intel CPUs > CNPS7000B-ALCU)

These are the inexpensive and compatible instore products I can find. Which one is generally better for my Intel P4 2 Ghz?

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Old 07-23-2006, 02:25 PM   #2
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I would recommend the zalman one. Its a lot cheaper at newegg though

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Old 07-23-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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The Zalman is what I have, it is easy to fit and works well.

Get some Arctic Silver 5 thermal compund, dont use the supplied stuff.
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