buying a different cpu cooler
I currently have a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and I would like to get a different one. One reason is my temps seem to be a little on the high side. 2 of the cores idle at mid to upper 40's and the other 2 cores idle at mid to upper 30's. Why such a big difference? Does the Cpu and cooler need to be lapped?
I would like to have one that I could install without taking out the motherboard but I will if I have to. What are some good ones? How big of a difference would it make in temps?
What about thermal paste, does that make a big difference? Right now I am using Arctic Silver 5.
Intel Core i7 firstname.lastname@example.org
ATI Radeon HD5870
Corsair 6gb DDR3 1600
Corsair 850HX PSU
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD
WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500gb
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
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