1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Intel Tones Down Stock CPU Cooler for LGA 775 Processors Further

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,847 (11.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,714
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Intel has come up with a new design for its Fan Heat-sink Assembly (FHSA) it bundles with some (presumably dual-core) boxed socket LGA-775 processors. The new design aims at making it slightly more cost-effective by reducing the metal content, and trying to compensate with a more turbulent airflow design. While the forked aluminum fins in the old design project spirally from the base, in the new design they project radially. The CPU contact base is slightly smaller, and leveled to the fins. Changes as listed by Intel are as follows:
    • A slightly smaller impeller (fan speed is increased because of this but noise output stays the same)
    • Fan shroud hub diameter increased (from 34mm to 40mm) due to modifications to fan electronics
    • Heatsink fins will be straight (as opposed to curved as they are now)
    • The heatsink will be a bit more compact (height decreased from 18.9 mm to 18.47mm)

    The new FHSA should be bundled with the latest stocks of Intel processors in the LGA 775 package. They should just about keep the processors running within recommended temperatures at stock clock speeds.

    [​IMG]

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  2. Hazar New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    7 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    suxx..
    80C - IntelBurnTest
     
  3. TIGR

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,183 (0.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,029
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    "Intel Tones Down Stock CPU Cooler for LGA 775 Processors Further" ... sounds like making a milder mild cheddar, a more economical Geo Metro, a .22 LR cartridge with a bit "toned down" stopping power....

    But hey, if it makes the CPUs less expensive at the expense of a component I never use anyway, I'm all for it.
     
    Duffman and dustyshiv say thanks.
  4. afw

    afw New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    642 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    127
    It seems as if they are forcing people to buy aftermarket coolers for the CPUs ... really bad INTEL :shadedshu
     
  5. JackAttack

    JackAttack New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    118 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    I thought socket LGA-775 processors were dying out fast?
    Why is Intel even bothering, flogging a dead horse?

    I say this with tongue in cheek, I love my Dual Core and am buying another E8400 just for backup.
     
  6. caleb

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,551 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    206
    Location:
    Poland,Slask
    Waiting for i5/i7 to fill the market. For me c2d is history.
    Already sold my PC runnin on a lap until it gets more PPF (polish pocket friendly).
    IMHO cheap new > any old tech when it comes to computers.
     
  7. entropy13

    entropy13

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,960 (2.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,217
    That's why they've toned it down even further, the LGA775 processors will be fully replaced by the LGA1156 and LGA1366 processors sooner or later.
     
  8. jpierce55

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,335 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    91
    I would really be interested in the more economical Geo Metro thank you, a cooler that doesn't work good might as well not even be in the box.
     
  9. TIGR

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,183 (0.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,029
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Haha ironically, I would be too ... I'm a hypermiler. :rockout:
     
  10. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,925 (5.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,359
    it appears their adding a handfull of processors to the 775 list - but there will be nothing above the performance of the Q9550 - so really the 3 top 775 chips, the Q9550, Q9650 & Q9770 Extreme (maybe socket 775 Xeon chips - but they werent general consumers so they dont really count) are the 'last hurrah' of the 775 era. the new chips are mainly celerons though. (I think 3 of them are & the rest are just under the performance of the Q9550 - I remember seeing a waterd down Q9550 in the intel line up report.)

    I think the move is mainly to appease OEM manufacturers who might still have some old 775 boards left over that they wish to dump & at this stage how many people will buy a 775? the markets all dominated by i5's & i7's. & very few retailers will have 775 hardware in stock. So its mainly OEMs that will buy the last few processors & the less they have to pay, the happier they are - you know how the story goes...
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  11. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,732 (9.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,199
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    hell i got one of these with my E5200 last year and it sucked so bad! idled @ 48 and loaded at over 60s :( thats with some AS5 TIM
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,601 (2.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    if you had an E5200 idling @ 48C then it sounds like you just had a crappy heatsink on it, I had a E4400(one of the hottest C2D made) and even that only idled at 39C with the stock cooler
     
  13. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,732 (9.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,199
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    it was this crap heatsink the OP posted. i didnt run it full speed cause it made the PC sound like a jet engine. ran it about 2000RPM
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,925 (5.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,359
    I know its not right that intel did this - but on the otherhand - Arctic Cooling still makes the Freezer 7 Pro as a cheap alternative to the 'new' stock cooler. prices are stupidly cheap for them coolers (if you can find them) & it will be a lot better then the stock cooler. Im not too sure about when it comes to overclocking though. the market is dominated by 120mm tower coolers in that respect.
     
  15. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,732 (9.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,199
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    The first version of the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro was a bad experience for me. it had horrible temps on a 5400+ BE @ stock clocks/volts and the E5200 i had. I have herd that the newer revisions are alot better.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  16. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    i have a freezer 7 pro and i can't oc my quad too much, it stinks!
     
  17. gumpty

    gumpty

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    744 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    134
    Location:
    Auckland
    'Tones' is right. That thing is going to be even louder. :mad:

    Not that it really matters to any of us. How many people on TPU would have even the slightest intention of using the stock cooler when they buy a processor anyway?
     
  18. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,732 (9.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,199
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    Probly have the first revisions like mine and yes it did stink! another cooler that stunk even worse was the OCZ vanquisher! that cooler was worse than stock!
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  19. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    me?
     
  20. assaulter_99

    assaulter_99

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,793 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    277
    Has anyone thought that if the chips don't heat that much, why does it need the thickness? They don't heat like 90nm cpus no more so I would suspect they don't need to stick in a huge stock HSF. Its not like they need to give you headroom to OC anyways, there are aftermarket for that (and its not like we were going to OC using stock anyway!) ;)
     
  21. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,732 (9.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,199
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    Thats a good point assualter but as i posted before that i had this on a E5200 45nm CPU and it still ran hot. they should make it to at least to a descent job cooling @ stock settings.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  22. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,110 (6.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,172
    They actually do, the problem is that most people seem to have a screwed up view of what acceptable temperatures are. 45°C idle with the stock cooler is acceptable, 70°C load is also. Preferable? No. Acceptable? Yes.

    The stock cooler is the bare minimum, and it does a bare minimum job.
     
    Kei and brandonwh64 say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  23. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,925 (5.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,359
    well - If you dont want to spend a lot of cash for a 3rd party cooler - the freezer 7 pro would be pretty decent if no overclocking is planned.

    im sure there are a few more budget options available but they obviously wont be cheap as the Freezer 7 pro - on the other hand (just googled this) OCZ's Vendetta 2 (a much better option since is 120mm) can be found for almost the same price lol its a really good cooler for the money. not exactly super cool but more the adequate for an overclocked dual or Quad (got one on my Q9550)
     
  24. Initialised

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    264 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    I've seen stock clocked Lynnefields hitting 90C on stock coolers.

    Can't they just charge less for the CPUs and not bother with a cooler?
     
  25. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    10,553 (2.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,383
    Which is well within design specs. So what is the problem? Perhaps it shortens the lifespan a bit, but I am sure it will still last until past the moment it becomes an obsolete chip anyway. So Intel makes more money, you have something to complain about, everyone is happy.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page