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    Default Question about core 2 duo heatsink and fan

    Hello.

    I'm getting either the E6400 or the E6600 on a Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 board and was wondering how good the standard heatsink and fan is that comes with the CPU's?

    Are they good enough for stock running or overclocking or in your opinion would it be better getting a Arctic cooling freezer 7 Pro.

    Just wondering as I would prefer to stick with the original one that comes with the CPU but just wanted to get clarification as I know most just stick in a bog standard fan that is "Just" good enough.


    Many Thanks

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    Default Re: Question about core 2 duo heatsink and fan

    Stock heatsink fan = only stock speeds

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    Default Re: Question about core 2 duo heatsink and fan

    As a side note to your possible choices... consider this:

    E6400 = 2MB L2 cache
    E6600 = 4MB L2 cache
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    Default Re: Question about core 2 duo heatsink and fan

    From what I've read, if you have a decent mobo, ram, and case ventillation, you can easily overclock all of the core 2 duo procs a decent amount (i.e. at least 25%) with the original stock hsf and included thermal paste alone. The conroe procs use less power and produce less heat, so stock fans are more than sufficient for normal stock use.

    If you plan on overclocking a lot though, you should really consider getting another one.
    Last edited by kvnchow; 12-31-2006 at 08:44 AM.

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    Talking Re: Question about core 2 duo heatsink and fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion View Post
    As a side note to your possible choices... consider this:

    E6400 = 2MB L2 cache
    E6600 = 4MB L2 cache
    that doesn't matter too much. today's applications can't make a good use of all that cache (except pro applications for rendering etc.)
    Last edited by flexy; 12-31-2006 at 09:08 AM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Question about core 2 duo heatsink and fan

    I would agree that many applications would not make full use of two cores, but the cache is shared and will generally be used by a good many modern programs.
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