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Old 04-16-2008, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a good reccomendation for a CPU Heatsink/Fan

I recently upgraded my motherboard and CPU to the AM2 socket. Here is the model I ordered.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor - CPUs / Processors

The heatsink I was thinking about getting was this one with some Arctic Silver 5.

Newegg.com - ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Don't know too much about heatsinks but is this a good choice? Some people have complained about it being too big and being difficult to install but if it's worth it I will give this one a go.
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Yes, it is a good choice. I have the 9500, which is basically the same thing. Installation is actually pretty easy in that it only involves a clip. It can be a little tricky as the fins get in the way some, but if you take your time it's still an easy job.
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I would recommend using MX-2 rather than AS5, unless you already have the AS5....
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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I recommend this cooler:
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Why spend so much when this cooler will do the same job??

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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