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Old July 11, 2009, 06:18 AM
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Sorry guys, with all my respect for HWC but this graph is not right.

No way an HDT heatsink can be so close on Megahalems. At least not on i7 with high frequency and Vcore.
They are cheap, yes. Then can be good at stock/medium OC, yes. They can match TRUE/Megahalems on very high/extreme TDP, no.
Agree that they have a good price/performance ratio and they're perfect for 99% of regular users but that's all, for serious business buy serious heatsinks.

Another curiosity.

Better than TRUE? Than Noctua NH-U12P?
If it's possible I'd want to see thermal paste pattern on HDT base pipes. If i7 IHS is larger and probably almost all 4 heatpipes are on IHS for a quad I'm sure that 2 heatpipes will barely touch IHS.
For example this is how it looks on Alpenföhn Brocken (lapped because without lapping it was way behind TRUE) and Q6600.

LE: I just spoke with my friend and he gave me a picture with Alpenföhn Brocken on i7. Looks better than on Q6600.

Last edited by burebista; July 11, 2009 at 06:56 AM. Reason: Adding i7 pattern
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