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My Core 2 Duo E4300 is running too hot :(

By wolfram
Mar 11, 2007
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    No, don't get me wrong. The Zalman has much more airflow, so it's a lot better. But for a lower price, the Freezer 7 Pro is not that much far behind, that's all.
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I think most people rank the Freezer 7 and the Zalman 9500 equally.

    I'd rather get the 9500's big brother, the 9700.

    And I'd rather get a thermalright Ultra-120 than the 9700.

    And I'd rather get watercooling over the thermalright ultra 120.

    And I'd rather get TEC watercooling over plain old watercooling.

    And I'd rather get Phase Change cooling over TEC cooling.

    And I'd rather get LN2 cooling than Phase Change cooling.

    And I'd rather get.......


    Sorry, got abit carried away there.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Lol CMH :D

    Fortunately I have money for the 9500, so I'll get it :)
    And regarding the 9700, I don't think that it's worth the extra bucks.

    Who knows.....
     
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Lol, I forgot you lived in mexico... Lucky guy. Like vacation every day :) just minus the hotel beaches and hot girlz ;)
     
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    The point I was trying to make is that there's always something better for your money. Probably LN2 is the highest you'd be able to get, but that'll almost never be a viable cooling solution for a pc.

    Just spend as much as you're comfortable with.
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    I'd love to get the cheaper Freezer 7 PRO, but I can buy the 9500, so why not? :)

    After all, I want to protect my precious joy :D
     
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Freezer 7 Pro works about as well as the 9500.

    But whatever works for you is best :D
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Well guys, I now have the CNPS9500 on my hands. It is damn HUGE :)
    It was a tight fit, but it was easy to install.

    Now my CPU overclocked to 2.4 Ghz, and using TAT for several minutes, never gets beyond 62°C. Both cores are fully loaded using TAT. The CPU fan is around 2000RPMs.

    I think that's pretty good. It is a safe temp.

    The thing is quiet, heavy, and very efficient. It's a bit loud @ full speed, but who cares :D I really don't see any need to pick the 9700, this one is perfect.

    I'll post some pics later.

    Regards :wave:
     
  9. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 351

    I cant get at the images to see exactly what going on, but like others have said, ignore TAT. It has never given me anything but trouble and it doesn't even seem to be compatible with the sensors on some boards.
     
  10. MoMo1988

    MoMo1988 TS Rookie Posts: 93

    have you tried using sensorview it detects the temp directly from your bios/motherboard thats what i use and it gives a right on temp. speedfan always ran at a hotter temp than my bios said.
     
  11. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Firstly, software temp sensors (and even BIOS) are not accurate, and may be as far as 10C off the actual temps. I'd go with the hotter reading just to be on the safe side.

    I also use TAT, which seems to be a pretty good program for my motherboard. But realistically, any software sensor thats compatible should be good enough.

    And the 9500? My Thermalright Ultra-120 Dwarfs it. Its so huge that I had to remove the side panel fan to fit (it comes right up next to a mid-tower ATX side panel). I'll have to post a pic one day.
     
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Well, it seems that things aren't that good according to TAT (again).
    It now reports a 67°C full load temperature.

    But I no longer care about it. I have properly installed the cooler, the case has good ventilation etc.

    As long as the PC works fine, I will not care again about the temps.

    I've had enough with them :)

    Thanks for you replies :)
     
  13. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    If your temps are steadily rising, you'll find that soon enough your computer will be unstable :D

    But I agree with how you're taking this: if you're not running into trouble, and its at a safe temp, who cares if its at 30C, or 50C.
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Yeah. I touched the heatsink, it was warm, and was exhausting a nice amount of hot air.

    So the cooling system is working properly. I haven't had a single crash or BSOD :D
     
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