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What Cooler Do You use on Your Core 2 Duo?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by richyp, 18 Dec 2006.

  1. richyp

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    Gettin a E6600 very soon, what cooler has every1 got on theirs? for the best OC. not sure if the zalman CNPS9700 is worth all the money??
     
  2. Locke

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    Freezer 7 Pro here and i run my 6600 at 3.33ghz 24/7 with no problems.
    Isnt that loud either...
     
  3. richyp

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    im hopefully getting that same motherboard mate. did ** core 2 work straight away with the DS4? or did u hav 2 put an old P4 in and update the bios first? thx.
     
  4. Locke

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    Ran fine, i only updated bios before i overclocked though.
    Good mobo, had no problems at all :)
     
  5. richyp

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    thx man thats mint. Im also deciding between the 2gb giel low latency or corsair. the giel is cheaper but i heard some are havin issues with the cas etc. lol *** u think?
     
  6. Locke

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    I personally allways go with Corsair for some reason, dont know much about memory or Geil so couldnt give you a good answer.

    The memory i have is fine for my setup/settings etc, had no errors or anything, although i havent tested higher FSB settings etc :p
     
  7. coolur

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    Im Using....

    I have just fitted the zalman CNPS9700 here and I have to say I am delighted with it, maybe its a little expensive for some but I find the design of it is helping cool the surrounding heatsinks and MVP on my EVGA 680i...

    Regards

    Coolur
     
  8. WJA96

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    Thermalright HR-01 (775 version with the 120mm fan tunnel). It's quite literally silent as it has no fan of it's own. You do need a 120mm fan in the back of the case though.
     
  9. Teaf

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    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, kinda loud for me though as I don't have SMART fan on so it's at 2500 RPM. Runs my 6400 @ 3.2 Ghz, 40c. idle / 52c load (enabling SMART fan makes it hella quiet, but the temps rocket, about 15c on idle and 10c on load). Great cooler overall however.
     
  10. FreeStream

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    TT120 :D
     
  11. stinka

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    exactly same fan and same problem, but it keeps it cool enough and at under 20 quid its a bargaaain :D
     
  12. valerian

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    ive got the 9700, on its lowest setting, idles at 29-30
    but-ive put loads of freezer 7 pros on allendale 1.86's
     
  13. richyp

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    u overclocked the E6600??
     
  14. Sniper123

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    TT 120 :D :D :D
    6300 @ 3.2 ghz
    37C idle
    50C load
     
  15. Dravic

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    Stock!
     
  16. {eVo}Fireblade

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    ive just got e6600 and at stock speed and volts with zalman 9700 asus probe says about 30-32c idle and 38-41c under load. if i use other temp checkers it they say about 3-5c lower.
    ive now overclocked it to 3.0ghz and the vcore volt is on 1.30v and it idles at 38c and under load is about 41-44c depending on what game im playin.
    i have an asus p5b deluxe wifi/ap, ati HIS x1900XT 512mb, 2x1gig corsair ddr2 pc6400c4 @ 4-4-4-12 and 2x150gb raptor-x and a samsung s-ata II 400gb in my case so there is a fair bit of stuff in there to give of some heat.
    this zalman 9700 is good but custom pc said the artic freezer 7 was better and cheaper so i would like to see what people with that cooler r getting

    hope this helps.
     
  17. Ecl

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    6300 and Freezer 7 works well for me, preference IMO.
     
  18. monkeypants

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    My AF7 is lame, 47C idle in a 20C room at 3.15Ghz? I'm getting a Titan Vanessa-L. That should sort my temps out.
     
  19. WJA96

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    Sounds like your IHS might not be flat then. AF7's are very, very good. It will be interesting to see what the Titan Vanessa does for you.
     
  20. monkeypants

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    I've lapped the IHS, but I'll do it some more when the Titan comes tomorrow.