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Got the Zalman installed, and it's AMAZING!


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#1 shawnvirchow

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:01 PM

You may recall on my old stock AMD processor, my idle temp was 43C and load was 75-80C.

With the Zalman, it's 32C idle, and 59C on full load!! absolutely spectacular!

Odd thing: The fan is a three pin, but my computer still increases it's RPM with the temperature even though it's a 3 pin, not a 4 pin. Hmm.

This thing destroys the stock AMD heatsink...
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:06 PM

Some big improvement there! If you want to make the fan to be always running at max speed you can use speedfan to set that.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:15 PM

The fan controller might be built into the fan itself.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:19 PM

Specifically it's a Zalman CNPS9700.

Best part is, those temps will probably go lower since I used Arctic Silver 5, after it "breaks in."
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:27 PM

According to Zalman, the "normal" speed mode is 2800rpm.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

Honestly, AS5 is all hype. It's certainly good, but not the best.
I use OCZ Freeze which, according to benchmarks, is more effective than AS5. It is also cheaper and does not have a "break in" period.
I know I normally don't recommend OCZ but that stuff is seriously amazing.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

Honestly, AS5 is all hype. It's certainly good, but not the best.
I use OCZ Freeze which, according to benchmarks, is more effective than AS5. It is also cheaper and does not have a "break in" period.
I know I normally don't recommend OCZ but that stuff is seriously amazing.

I've heard good things about OCZ Freeze too. I got AS5 because it was on sale at Radio Shack for $9.00. Anything is better than the stock crap I WAS using.

I played some GTAIV, and the fan went up to almost full blast (not too loud at all) and my temps only went up to 56°C. I think we've got ourselves a winner.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:24 PM

Ive heard good things about OCZ freeze, but from what Ive seen the actual improvements are marginal between the two-I use arctic silver 5 on all my builds, with no complaints.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:09 PM

The thermal compound they give you with the Zalman is like nail polish. :lol:

I know AS5 is made out of almost 100% silver, but what is the stock stuff they give you with stock heatsinks made out of?
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:10 PM

a lot probably depends on who they get it from, but its not silver and it doesnt do a very good job. While theres only a marginal difference between as5 and OCZ freeze, theres a night and day difference between stock and both of the former. And often times, with the stock stuff, low quality material isnt the biggest problem-its usually applied to thick or not thick enough, and the stuff often dries out over time.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:41 PM

They've gotta cut corners somewhere to keep costs where they are. That's probably where.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:35 AM

I like AS5 and i have also used Thermaltake and Coolermaster's thermal paste which is ok but not as good as AS5.

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