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Old 04-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i am currently using the CPU stock cooler, and it's not working too well. my computer is up to 40-46C (San Diego 3700+) good or bad? anyway i want to know what heatsink i can get for 40-60$ (heatsink w/o a fan i hear is a lot better, of course ill have to buy a fan also). and i got my cpu on newegg.com and they say i can't return it if i buy another cpu cooler(true)?, but ohh well.
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40-46 is common for amds and that's in the idle threshold, so it's fine

you can waste money on a cooler, but it's not needed unless you plan on ocing
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You want to keep your processor as cool as possible. I like this cooler for serious cooling without breaking the bank.

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Warranty?-Just send the OEM heat sink back with the fried processor if you need to send it back
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Is the thermal grease needed? what does it do?
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Thermal grease fills the gaps in between the surface of the chip and the face of the heatsink ensuring best heat transfer.

And it is 100% needed.
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I plan on getting Arctic Silver 5.
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