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Should I update my CPU heatsink

Dec 5, 2007
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Right now I am using a Zalman 9500 Nvidia Ed. Will this be OK to OC my 9850 when I get it or should I update it? I have looked at the Thermaltake V1(my daughter thinks its pretty) and the Nirvana 120.
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temps shouldnt be a problem with the cooler just make sure you use good thermal paste like as5 or mx-2 who really cares if your daughter thinks its pretty ? its performance you want good temps looks go completely out the window


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I ran a 9500 in the (#( days ...Ocing many CPU's under it. It was good for a average OC, but if you are looking to max a CPU and add lots of voltage, maybe an upgrade is needed.

Depends on your OC plans really, but the 9500 did get saturated with heat at a point and would become ineffective after a bit of voltage increase!