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Old February 15, 2010, 08:18 AM
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FrostyTech is just BAD.
Its pretty obvious this is the Internet and anyone can spout shit...but, do you have anything to back up this claim that Frosty Tech is "BAD" or do you just intend to troll your way to success???



On a note of your cooler, the 212, its a very solid unit for its price and to be honest; I'd keep it as you wont get much of an increase in OC-ability (if any!) no matter what cooler you get.

Sure, you may be able to drop a few degrees off your temps but without the right chip your lower temps wont mean higher clocks.

If you want higher clocks, dump your Q66 and move on to a Q9xxx CPU...or, an i5 750.


Edit: You could also strap 2 high-CFM fans to your cooler to get better temps....it will add noise but who cares?? More noise = more power, right?
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:32 AM
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I just slap a second CoolerMaster fan in, got 3C cooler.
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Old February 15, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Its pretty obvious this is the Internet and anyone can spout shit...but, do you have anything to back up this claim that Frosty Tech is "BAD" or do you just intend to troll your way to success???
They don't have good testing methodology at all, they have the right equipment but no clue how to use it or analyze the results. They think a Thermalright Ultra 120 is better than a TRUE, and they don't do any apples-to-apples testing with fans, which is a MAJOR, MAJOR component of rating heatsinks. They don't care if a heatsink needs a 5000RPM fan to be the best.
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They don't have good testing methodology at all, they have the right equipment but no clue how to use it or analyze the results. They think a Thermalright Ultra 120 is better than a TRUE, and they don't do any apples-to-apples testing with fans, which is a MAJOR, MAJOR component of rating heatsinks. They don't care if a heatsink needs a 5000RPM fan to be the best.
Very true, I only use frostytech to see how it performs with stock fan, If you decide using the heatsinks without fans that are ranked high, You don't know how they get a good temp without a fan listed. One time I saw a TRUE with no fan and it was performing in top 15 of the time, so funny
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Old February 18, 2010, 06:37 AM
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efficiency of a heat sink. is what they tell you anything else you do to cool it after that is up to you anyone can put a bigger fan on almost any cooler and get better numbers it's air cooling more cfm normally means better cooling. there is some exceptions because of the development of hdt and the different gases that can be used in them. for me i want to know how good the cooler is period not how good a fan is on a on a crappy cooler this is why between the low and high setting you can get a very good idea of how effective this is going to be. and everyone has there own opinions.
all i use is frostytech and hwc.jmo
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Old February 20, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Completely depends on your price range IMO

If you have the money, look into the Borealis, if you want kickass air cooling I love the venomous-x..

Friend of mine showed me some pics and essentailly the backplate stays on even if the heatsink is not. So you can actually remove the heatsink, move cases, etc... without really having to worry about it.

Having a backplate to me is a GIVEN, but they are really annoying when you need to make changes related to your cooler..
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CPU Coolers in Enclosed Cases are only as good as the Airflow the case provides, the ambient temperatures, and relitive humidity.


Consider this if you want to get additional Airflow and Temps, change out your case Fans to Higher CFM rated ones.

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Lowfat is selling a Megahalems on the for sale forum for $50 and also has some nice 38mm fans that would really let you push up voltages.
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There is a heiarchy chart on tomshardware for heatsinks with cooling vs pricing vs dB. I think its a pretty good reference and they list out all the different sockets too.
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There is a heiarchy chart on tomshardware for heatsinks with cooling vs pricing vs dB. I think its a pretty good reference and they list out all the different sockets too.
Sadly, very little information on Tom's is trustworthy. Their comparison charts least of all.
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