£30-£35 Budget For Cpu Cooler, P35 mobo, What's Best?

By Ancell
Sep 20, 2009
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  1. Hi,

    I have just purchased an Intel Core Duo E8400 and on COD4 it never goes above 51 on full load. But GTA IV ... Normally takes it to 60.. But I played it like 1 hour today and speedfan read 69.

    so I decided I want to buy a cooler now, and dont know much on sizes or whats best. Every place I go people say on reviews( Be carefull this is a big cooler) (Or this cooler didnt fit it hit my ram slots etc) I was hopeing for any advice :)

    I found these so far:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/153202

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/115657

    Also when I say the cpu hit 60c... This is not what speedfan and HWmonitor are telling me ?

    With out making it sound confusing... HWMonitor says:

    TMPIN 0
    TMPIN 1

    TMPIN 0 is the temp that hits 69 on GTA IV and 51 on cod4....

    But more down on HWmonitor.. It says E8400cpu

    And then temps are mostly 41, 51, So not 100% sure whats TMPIN 0 and 1 but on other peoples pc that reads there cpu. I dont want my cpu this hot as its new. :)

    I attched a pic for more understanding of what I mean.

    Many Thanks

    (My socket is LGA775) (P35 MOBO)
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    I recommend this heatsink instead.
  3. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I just want to mention if TMPIN 0 is my cpu temp or the blue numbers speedfan reads in my desktop bar... Even when I switch my pc on its reading 47-51... As idle temps... ? If this IS cpu temps then whats wrong here?

    Then even if I go down CPU Temp e8400 Hwmonitor says 38-40c...

    Thanks rage for that link.. Will that drop my cpu temp a lot ?
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    yes it will drop cpu temps pretty good like in the 8 to 10c range i would guess.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The Xigmatek is a great option. :)
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    The Xigmatek is almost equal to the mighty TRUE (the best cooler out there right now IMO) in performance, for a fraction of the price tag.
  7. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Will this still be good choice for overclocking?
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    Its as good a HSF as you will find. probably drop temps by 15-20c if you have decent airflow.
  9. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Cheerz I will order now.. Whats HSF short for ?

    20c I wish :O Wot will I be able to push my cpu to ? you reckon ?

    [EDIT]

    Just purchased :) Hope it fits easy and nice :)
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    Hi Ancell
    it stands for heat sink & fan. with the temps you are getting, if it doesn't lower them by 20c, you need better airflow :) . as far as the OC, the 8400 is easily in 4.0 Ghz range with good cooling and a minor voltage bump.
  11. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd Newcomer, in training Posts: 238

     
  12. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Thanks Red..Even now my temp is reading 50.. I aint even doing nothing. And my mates rpm speed is like 4000 mines only 1000 and something.. How Do I improve air flow?

    (I hope this new cpu cooler is much better then stock cooler)

    Thx for help once again.
  13. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I just went bios

    H/W Monitor..

    CPU Temp 56c

    also had CPU smart fan target disabled.

    Surely 58c is to hot?
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    yes, thats way to hot for idle
  15. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I just checked all my cpu took me pc apart made sure it was fitted correctly.... so Im really confused whats wrong.
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    really have to disagree with you on both counts Foreword, the H50 is outdone by even medium grade air coolers (i have first hand experience with it) and the Arctic 7 is terrible.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h50-fort120-cogage,2401.html

    http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=487&p=0
  17. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    nothing is necessarily wrong, stock intel coolers are just marginal at best.
  18. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Have you already put in the Xigmatek?
  19. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Na I only just bought it. So its coming tuesday on next day delievery but It wudda come tomorrow but didnt make it in time :O

    I just hope it fits easy. Like how I clip it etc. Well if any problems wid installation I got you guys and my laptop :) So lets see :)

    If this cools it loads im overclock to 3.6 just for a while see if any difference. Or even just overclock for like 4 days.. Then put back stock settings. Just so in my mind I no it can be OC if need be. Although I dont think bios is allowing me OC.. It wouldent let me change speeds earlier. So dno how you lot do that :O Only no how to OC nivida gfx cards lol .. Il let you know how fan goes tuesday :)
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    let us know what the results are Ancell. if you want help OC'ing let me know.
  21. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Woah sorry for long reply.. What a job I just had lol.. Had to strip pc apart only mobo .... Anyway.. After a long common sense installation lol.. I finally did it 2nd attempt... Erm.. Pc temp is 38 start up... Is this good or bad now ? It use to be 57 .... so isit this a good result or still high temp ? Let us know :)

    And thanks :)
  22. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Also the e8400 cores are at 29-35 each where they use be like 39-40 around der.
  23. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    29c at idle is fine. 35 is a wee-bit high. How much does TMPIN0 indicate in HWMonitor? Or Temp 1 in Speedfan?

    What are the temps when at load?
  24. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Temp 1 Speedfan says 40... HWMonitor says 41.....

    Just played cod4 for like 20 mins... Temps was 44... Now there back down to 42-41

    so its still high ? :( Im resting my pc but it wont drop below 40c now ... Stayin at 40-45 idle and on cod4..

    Cpu Cores are at 33c each.
  25. Ancell

    Ancell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 117

    The only thing I can see is RPM fan speeds still on 1000 something again.. Other peoples RPM are like 4000 and stuff. Im not sure? Is my temps good or bad :( ?
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