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Which CPU cooler: Zalman or Arctic Freezer?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Wingo101, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Wingo101

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    I want to overclock an Intel pentium dual-core E5200, which CPU cooler will be better suited?

    Zalman CNPS7000C-CU Led
    Arctic Freezer 7 pro

    I don't know much about Arctic Freezer cpu coolers, they just arrived in SA. I do know that the Zalman is Pure copper, so shouldn't that provide better heat conductivity? It also weighs more than the Arctic Freezer Pro.

    I can get them both for about the same price, but so far I'm leaning towards the Zalman. :)

    Do you think that the above CPU coolers are too much? I just wanna take the e5200 above 3GHz. :confused:
     
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    do you have ay other options available? noctua and xigmatek make excellent coolers... top notch stuff.
     
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    I have used both on mine and didnt see but 1c difference in them!!
    Currently have the ac7 up for sale in my for sale thread.(Check my sig for link)
     
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    I just got one of these OTW:
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/akevo120fori.html

    After reading reviews it's a just a small hair in performance under both linked in your OP.

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    Then again, you may be limited to stock due to your locale. O and FYI, for just above 3Ghz, stock goes a long way.
     
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    The copper conductivity of heat is not much better than aluminum IMO (and science proves it!) so I think that there would be no big loss. I would choose the AF7. Mainly for price.

    Read:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_thermal_conductivities

    Compare aluminum and copper, not much difference.
     
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    I can't get those brands.

    @ 3ghz it's already pushing 65 degrees celsius! Will one of these coolers bring it down? By how much?

    Interesting, but then why do manufacturers charge more for a pure copper cooler than for an aluminum one?
     
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    Copper is just plain more expensive.
     
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    Out of those two the AC for sure.
     
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    I'd also say AC.
     
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    Another vote for the AC Freezer 7.

    No heat pipes on the Zalman. The only Benefit the Zalman has over the AC is that it may help cool vrm's and surrounding components. And is lower profile if you need that.
     
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    Freezer Pro. I use it for my E5200 and it's great. I can run 1.55V and still keep under 65*C.
     
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    A/C is the better by far
     
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    I have had the Freezer 7 Pro, good cheap cooler. But you still have those crappy pins that many people dislike on them. It's good overall tho.:)
     
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    Since you can't get other than that, +! for the AC... its great from what I have read about it
     

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