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MrFoxx May 13, 2009 09:45 PM

Should i change my cpu heatsink?
Im currently using a Zalman CNPS7500-CU LED Heatsink Fan with an e6600@3ghz, been using it for well over 2 years and i havent had any trouble with it. I just purchased a q6600, i dont know if i will overclock it, but if i do ill probably take it to 3ghz and leave it there.

Should i buy another cooler, or hang with the zalman, im also using arctic silver 5 as my thermal grese.

jcmaz May 13, 2009 10:01 PM

"If its not broken, why fix it"

MrFoxx May 13, 2009 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by jcmaz (Post 194885)
"If its not broken, why fix it"

Old school words of wisdom.

Figured id ask, been on an upgrading spree this week, figured id close all my options before my credit card bill arrives and i have regrets.

MpG May 13, 2009 10:09 PM

I can't see that heatsink having any trouble with a 3GHz overclock, so you might do well to just leave things as they are.

Nademon May 13, 2009 10:41 PM

...all good advice...but you coulnd't go wrong with a Vendetta2! I LOVE mine...love love it! Usually find someone selling one for a decent price too.

(did I mention I love it?)

JD May 14, 2009 09:37 AM

Q6600's do pump out more heat than an E6600, probably close to double?

I'd personally say get a new heatsink. That's not even one of the tower Zalmans, it's a flower one without any heatpipes and such. It's 36.4C - 43.1C over ambient with a 150W heatload, which is pretty bad.

MrFoxx May 14, 2009 09:44 AM

Its the Go edition, im going to let it run for a few weeks and see, if it is a big problem ill get that vendetta.

AkG May 14, 2009 09:48 AM

If you get the Vendetta 2....splurge for the crossbow backplate ;) The newer one is i7 and 775 dual capable so its a good investment...and then no worries with the crappy push-pins which are the STD mounting setup. IMHO the ease of installation and peace of mind is worth the extra $$.

MrFoxx May 14, 2009 09:49 AM

I dont know what that is, can i get a link

AkG May 14, 2009 09:52 AM

Sure, the OCZ V2 is an upgraded clone of the Xigmatek S-1283 and uses the crappy pushpins for mounting. Here is the optional backplate for it. Better more secure mounting and better temps. :)
NCIX.com - Buy Xigmatek ACK-I7361 Crossbow Mounting Kit LGA1366 775 for HDT-S963 HDT-S1283 RS-S1283 - ACK-I7361 In Canada.

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