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Old 02-06-08, 12:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: New Rig built and Heatsink question.

Zalman 9700 keeps my Q6600 overclocked 10% at 45-50 idle 55-59 full load.

that's with Arctic Silver 5. Don't use the included Zalman paste. I tried the zalman paste on my 360 and it immediately died a day after (Yeah I have the 3rlod error). I used Arctic Silver on my 360 a day later, and it hasn't died on me after HOURS of gameplay. There's VERY good thermal transfer with AC5.

Edit: I'd say 62 Celsius is pushing it.... might wanna underclock it a bit till you get a better cooler

The fan behind it is 120mm. The Zalman sure is big.
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