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Heatsink or Heatpipe?


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The_Shadow_630

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OK, I have, well, no real need to tell you, it is in the signature, but it is a Intel Celeron D 2.93 GHz processor that is running at about 50C most of the time. I got a better Intel CPU fan from a friend and it cooled it down just a little, but it has tayed at 50 alot of the time. It gets upwards of 60-62 when at full load. I realize that this is not dangerously high heat, but i want to get it to run cooler than that. My question lies for all of you builders out there. Which do you think works better in the average mid-tower case with a Socket 478 set-up, Heatpipe or Heatsink. I see that Heatpipes are more expensive, and I understand they keep things cooler, but is it really worth it or should I just look for a better heatsink or fan?
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limeman

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Make sure you are applying the thermal paste correctly. Follow the manual with your proc. A quality heatsink+fan combo should work fine. Check out heatsinks from "Arctic Cooling"
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Well a heat pipe is better but with an Intel CPU you don't really need that much cooling just get a descent thing that keeps it 40C or under.
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i am upgrading my heatsink and fan also, i am looking at a zalman CPU and heatsink, look great and heard nothing but gfreat things from them

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well my cpu was hovering around 44 idle and 50 load. So i got the zalman 9500 and some arctic silver. Installed both and the idle dropped to 34 and load doesn't go above 40 so it was definitely a good investment. Shop around you can get both items for under 50. The zalman 9500 does have heatpipes and it's HUGE it does fit on a socket 478 but you should check your mobo compatibility before purchasing it was a very tight squeeze on my p4p800 e deluxe had to remove the psu to install the thing.
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