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Old 11-27-2008, 10:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

Idle temps don't really mean much. Any heatsink should keep the temperatures the same no matter how long it's been on. It's the load temps that really matter.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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My highest load temp was 31C. I ran Prime 95 before I posted this. It was on for about an hour, or so.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:15 AM   #13
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Ok I failed to read the specifics of the CPU box thing.
And it said that the cpu has a heatsink and fan already
I'm guessing I should still buy the Xigmatek for OC'ing purposes.
Anyone care to comment?
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #14
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If you're going to be overclocking, then yes, you'll need the Xigmatek cooler as the stock cooler can't keep up the the higher temps produced while overclocking.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:37 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the help everyone.
Looks like I'm buying the Xigmatek.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:52 AM   #16
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The thermalright Ultra 120 extreme is also worth considering depending on your budget of course.

The TU120e requires the seperate purchase of a 120mm fan.

it is the better of the two imho
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:16 AM   #17
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

The quality of Thermalright bases is controversial, but when lapped there isn't a better cooler available.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:55 AM   #18
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Isn't it also more expensive? It's around 60 with no fan, right? The Xigmatek is 22 with a fan. It performs almost equally to it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:59 AM   #19
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Right....but to die-hard OC'ers that little difference is great. I know someone who spent A LOT for a Copper TRU120, which in his situation was a boost of 5-6C.
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The quality of Thermalright bases is controversial, but when lapped there isn't a better cooler available.
I agree but didn't want to introduce lapping into the equation as the op appears to be at the novice end of the scale, no offence intended to the OP

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Right....but to die-hard OC'ers that little difference is great. I know someone who spent A LOT for a Copper TRU120, which in his situation was a boost of 5-6C.
valid for sure but as above I didn't want to go this route as the OP doesn't appear to be a die-hard ocer
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