Is this a good CPU?

By alvdy ยท 8 replies
Jan 12, 2007
  1. I am on a limited budget and i know this is fast enough to run all the games i want to play but what i want to double check is: is it copatible with my Mobo?
    CPU: here.

    Mobo: here.

    Cheers in advance!

    PS Rest of Specs in signature.
  2. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Yes, that CPU will work in that motherboard.

    I'd only advise considering a different fan/heatsink as those stock 775 Intel fans are pretty crummy and that's a Prescott/800mhz core CPU (i.e. usually run a bit on the hot side).

    If you can't afford a good cpu cooler, then at the very minimum pick up a cheapy tube of Arctic Silver 5 to replace the thermal pad and make sure your case has good ventilation.
  3. alvdy

    alvdy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Thanks for the quick reply! I will go ahead and buy it then. Coz i know Oblivion and AOE3 will work!! Thanks!
  4. alvdy

    alvdy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Bumped!! I forgot to ask you! Is this a good cooler for that CPU?
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I wouldn't trust that brand. Never heard of them before, and while I'm sure the cooler is fine, the retaining clip could be low quality, causing the cooler to fall off and break any expansion cards you may have.
  6. alvdy

    alvdy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Thanks for the reply! What are good brands of coolers to look at? woohoo i just noticed that i am now a TechSpot Member!!
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Scythe Ninja is a pretty good heatsink.
  8. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302 seems now that every manufacturer is making a CPU cooler using that design. If I remember correctly, the Zalman CNPS9500 was the original cooler that used a fan positioned vertically in reference to the motherboard.

    Some other coolers that are (almost) exactly the same design would be:

    Zalman CNPS9500
    Cooler Master Hyper TX
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
    Thermaltake Beetle
    Scythe SCINF-1000 Infinity
  9. alvdy

    alvdy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Thanks for the replies guys i will look for ones with these brands! BTW Grafficks i noticed that you have the ASUS P5LD2 Mobo. I have the P5LD2 SE. Do you like this motherboard?
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