if i upgraded those do you think the temp would drop alot? my case temp is anywhere from 28-30 which i know is fine.
Depends on what heatsink, fan, and compound you got..you can easily gain a 10 degree drop in temps if you get a good solid copper heatsink a strong fan and Arctic Silver 5 (which remember takes like 200 hours to completely settle in so a rough estimate of perm temps would be like a week after you applied it) I just received my SLK-900A yesterday and I believe I am going to lap that beast for the mirror finish. I've heard nothing but greatness about this heatsink...plus with lapping you can get like 2-3 degree temp drop plus with AS5 you get also 2-3 temp drops, but the heatsink MAINLY performs under loads...meaning you might see only a 2-3 drop on your idle temps..but a 10 degree drop on your loads cause the heatsink can absorb more heat ya know? Also that heatsink comes with no fan so I'm putting on a 80mm Vantec Tornado....should get some nice cooling. To give you an idea
My first case had stock heatsink and fan on this 2400+ XP, with just the side panel open...no fans nothin...sat at 64C Idle....now I got a rear intake...a mediocre heatsink (temporarily) and the vantec tornado on there running at half speed and 2 80mm stacked fans on the side as exhaust and I'm sitting at 50C idle....I assume after my case mod I'm looking to be in the 30's...but that'll be another thread