Need CPU heatsink/fan recommendation

By jsmileb · 5 replies
Jan 15, 2011
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  1. I am currently running an Intel Q6700 processor on an Intel DG43RK motherboard with the stock Intel heatsink/fan. It runs consistently low to mid 60 deg. C. with Arctic Silver paste. That is under a mild load, onboard video, showing Netflix video. I am using an HEC case:

    The present cooler has a diameter of about 88mm., and it stand about 71mm. above the motherboard. It appears that I could increase the diameter to 90mm and the height to 86 mm. I would like to use a throttled fan.

    If anyone has a recommendation, I would appreciate any suggestions, especially from anyone who may be using this motherboard and case combination.

    Thanks, in advance, for looking.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    What is your budget?
  3. jsmileb

    jsmileb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Re: Budget

    When I did a power search on Newegg with parameters:
    LGA775 Compatible
    4 pin
    Fan Size less than 92mm

    The highest price is $36 for a Xigmatek, that is way to tall for the case. I have used a couple of Zalmann coolers in the past, but they stand way too tall for the case. Unfortunately Newegg search parameters include fan size, but fan size does not give you much insight into the true dimensions. One cooler that interests me is the Dynatron P985. I may have to do a little Dremel grinding to clear one of the capacitor cans, but it might work well. I would not want to get into fluid cooling. So, as to budget, I see nothing I would not consider on the basis of cost.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    Dynatron or the silver stone hs may be your only options I'm afraid.

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  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    If you want budget cooling, I would go with the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 (Rev 2) cooler. It'll fit your socket 775 CPU, and I recommend it.

    It cools my overclocked Q8300 CPU very well. Having hunted around I found it for only £14 as well, and its considerably better than the original stock cooler.

    You'd need to check the dimensions though, as its pretty tall.


    Its a bargain as far as I am concerned. :D
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    I think that sits too high off the mobo leeky. Look at the case he's using. I think he only has about 2-3 choices.

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