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    CPU Cooler for Socket LGA1156 system

    Anyone have one they know works good? Looking for something simple and reliable that will do better than the OEM intel cooler.

    This will be cooling my file server's CPU which is a core i5 760. It's now spending a lot of time with all cores under full load transcoding video.. here's why I want an upgrade so bad...


    cowman@ds666:/tmp$ sensors
    atk0110-acpi-0
    Adapter: ACPI interface
    Vcore Voltage: +1.12 V (min = +0.80 V, max = +1.60 V)
    +3.3 Voltage: +3.38 V (min = +2.97 V, max = +3.63 V)
    +5 Voltage: +5.16 V (min = +4.50 V, max = +5.50 V)
    +12 Voltage: +12.21 V (min = +10.20 V, max = +13.80 V)
    CPU FAN Speed: 1962 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    CHASSIS1 FAN Speed:2636 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    CHASSIS2 FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    POWER FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    CPU Temperature: +72.5C (high = +60.0C, crit = +95.0C)
    MB Temperature: +36.0C (high = +45.0C, crit = +75.0C)

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    I had a similar Zalman cooler and those fins collect a TON of dust and are a pain in the butt to clean. Kept the CPU running cool though.

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    I personally am a big fan of the Corsair H series liquid coolers because they are easy to build into a "scavenger" duct if you live somewhere with a summer... That being said, $50-150 for a cooler is steep. At the same time, this in the middle of a handbreak run:
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    I want something I can drop in and not worry about/ check on for 6mo- a year. This is a machine that is never turned off or messed with for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowman View Post
    I want something I can drop in and not worry about/ check on for 6mo- a year. This is a machine that is never turned off or messed with for the most part.
    Self contained. They just bolt right up. I've seen 3 fail and they all died from pumps and since Corsair bought out the previous manufacturer, that doesn't happen anymore.

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    72.5 isn't bad for a quad core. It is well within spec.

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    I suppose so... now that I convert it to frenheight it doesn't seem as scary. I used to run Athlon MPs that hot many years ago. Got used to seeing CPU temps around 100F for too long.

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    Quite a drop in temp now that it has been sitting for a little while without doing any real work.

    cowman@ds666:~$ sensors
    atk0110-acpi-0
    Adapter: ACPI interface
    Vcore Voltage: +0.88 V (min = +0.80 V, max = +1.60 V)
    +3.3 Voltage: +3.38 V (min = +2.97 V, max = +3.63 V)
    +5 Voltage: +5.18 V (min = +4.50 V, max = +5.50 V)
    +12 Voltage: +12.21 V (min = +10.20 V, max = +13.80 V)
    CPU FAN Speed: 1430 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    CHASSIS1 FAN Speed:2636 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    CHASSIS2 FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    POWER FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 600 RPM)
    CPU Temperature: +43.5C (high = +60.0C, crit = +95.0C)
    MB Temperature:

    I dunno, I'm waffling. On one hand it probably won't burn up... on the other I'd really like it to keep cool...

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    Just do it. Even if the specs say it's fine, there seems to be a correlation between "runs hot" and "dies quick".

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