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the best air cooler Prolimatech Megahalem

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by jordan282, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. jordan282

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2009

    Posts: 756

    seriously outstanding im at 3.5ghz with my Q6600 and 25 degrees idle and only hit 55 on intel burn test
     
  2. iNPUt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jun 2009

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    Location: London

    Yep its a great cooler :)
     
  3. clone

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,396

    Location: Telford//west mids

    Aye lapped mine with my DO 920 love it.
     
  4. jordan282

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2009

    Posts: 756

    what do you mean by lapped?
     
  5. eddyc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2009

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    It means using increasingly fine grained sandpaper to create a more level surface on a cpu/cooler. This improves contact and lowers temps.

    See here.

    Surprised that the Megahalem needs it.
     
  6. clone

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,396

    Location: Telford//west mids

    I used wet & dry sandpaper to get both cpu and heatsink flat for better contact it helps bring the temps down a little bit.
     
  7. strumpusplunket

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,415

    Just installed mine. Compared to the Scythe Zipang I replaced, I now get an average of 11C cooler temps across the cores under IBT! :D

    That's even more than I'd hoped for. Really, really chuffed.

    Previously I was worried about temps even though my oc was stable. Now I don't see temps being a worry for me even if I push on my vcore and clock speed.

    Well chuffed with the Megahalems here.
     
  8. jordan282

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2009

    Posts: 756

    i dont think i need to lap my cpu :D