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Old March 14, 2010, 10:09 AM
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No, I have not used those coolers personally. I can tell you for certain that even the stock cooler is perfectly fine since you won't be overclocking, but if you really want something better, just about any aftermarket heatsink will do. That's why I think the best course of action would be to go with one of the less expensive good heatsinks and one that has a good and simple to use mounting system.
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Old March 14, 2010, 10:12 AM
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I am using this cooler for an older SM PDSLA board, keeps the old Prescott 3GHz CPU running about 35 DegC
Enzotech Extreme-X Rev. A 120mm Fan Quad Heatpipe Universal CPU Cooler (Intel & AMD)
Newegg.com - Enzotech Extreme-X Rev.A 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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again, thanks, its aways good to have anothers input.

BTW, most of the heatsinks I use, I machine groove down the center of said heatsink to monitor the CPU case temp mating surface at the heatsink and CPU, then compare the delta temp of the chip die temp to the case. As you can see, I don't mind the extra work
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you didnt see anything.....
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Look at the date, Chris ;).
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use teflon stand-offs and you won't scratch the mother board
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Look at the date, Chris ;).
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again, thanks, its aways good to have anothers input.

BTW, most of the heatsinks I use, I machine groove down the center of said heatsink to monitor the CPU case temp mating surface at the heatsink and CPU, then compare the delta temp of the chip die temp to the case. As you can see, I don't mind the extra work
Technically you're supposed to machine a groove into the CPU heatspreader, not the heatsink. I think it's cool that you actually bother to do it though.
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Since most CPU Heatsinks sits on top of the CPU Heatspreader, and most users donít lap the CPU Lid and or heatsink for flatness, it serves no purpose cutting into the heat spreader when Iím interested in the Delta difference between the center of the heat spreader and the mating surface of the heatsink, I have also placed other thermocouples within the heatsink block mm from the mating contact surface, on top of heatsink block about center over the CPU and mid way up the Cooling Fins to review these Delta changes as well. Tho the use of Thermal epoxy for the Thermocouples does add to the slow rate of data change and the thermal conductance resistance.
There is a paper written about this under, Thermal Management and Heatspreader Qualification, where I found this method of testing.
I just had to buy the TC and equip and do the machining work on a bought heatsink from Newegg
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Out of curiosity, what do you do?
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