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Old 10-16-2007, 04:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the thermaltake is the best cooler around better then the zalman
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The TRUE 120 is the best air cooling on the market. And in some cases is better than low end water cooling. Thats why it is recommended. I have one, although it needs to be lapped, but at 3.6ghz i tend to stay around 50C while gaming and around 61 if im running stress testing which i really dont care about anyway
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The TRUE 120 is the best air cooling on the market. And in some cases is better than low end water cooling. Thats why it is recommended. I have one, although it needs to be lapped, but at 3.6ghz i tend to stay around 50C while gaming and around 61 if im running stress testing which i really dont care about anyway

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evening out the bottom for better heat transfer
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evening out the bottom for better heat transfer
This hard to do? I've never built a comp before so this would all be unfimaliar territory :S
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not sure, the few i've helped build havn't needed lapping
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What would you use to even out the bottom?
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This hard to do? I've never built a comp before so this would all be unfimaliar territory :S
all you do is wet sand the bottom of your heatsink, inceasing the grit to very fine as you go. You can lap the top of the CPU as well.
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Does lapping prove to be effective if required? If so, do you see a decent increase in temperature control from the heatsink/fan?

Uniontown? I grew up in Waynesburg, not too far east of you...I believe east.
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Does lapping prove to be effective if required? If so, do you see a decent increase in temperature control from the heatsink/fan?

Uniontown? I grew up in Waynesburg, not too far east of you...I believe east.
Lapping has been proven to reduce the temperature of your CPU. Depending on how well of a lap job you did on the surface you could get another 2-5C lower temps with the same heat sink. I have always wanted to lap mine but I have some MX-1 on the bottom of my CPU and If i take it off to lap it I only have AS5 to replace. I don't feel like purchasing a thing of MX-1 or 2 right now heh.

Waynesburg is not far at all from us..maybe like 40 minutes? Uniontown and Waynsburg play each other in sports a lot of times.
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