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Old 02-13-2010, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a cheap HSF for CPU

Hey guys

My stock HSF for my E5300 PC has gone the way of the dinosaurs, and I dont have a lot of money to spend on a new fan at the moment, but I need it replaced at latest by next week.

Do you know any good CPU coolers that will keep this little beastie nice and cool, but wont set me back more than £15? [so about £20 max including delivery, not too flexible i'm afraid]

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Default Re: Need a cheap HSF for CPU

This will get the job done:

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler - Ebuyer
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Default Re: Need a cheap HSF for CPU

just bought it

How much overclocking wil it handle, roughly? the stock HSF was unusable, but the HSF from my old pentium D [the one which died on me] could keep things frosty at about 3.3GHz [stock volts]

also - is it better or worse than an OCZ vendetta? thats the one cooling my PC, and if this is faster, then I may do some double swapping
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The ACF7Pro will surely handle more than the stock HSF. You might be able to squeeze a couple extra 100MHz, and if not, it will keep the E5300 even more frosty.

From what I have read, the Vendetta is very similar to the ACF7Pro, only that the Vendetta's heatpipes make direct contact with the CPU. I also read that the Vendetta is slightly more better at cooling when it's fan is running at full speed, but it's much noisier.
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