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Old 01-13-09, 01:36 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Swap Zalman 9500 for TRUE?


I have been running my lapped Q6600 @ 3.0ghz with the Zalman 9500 for a little over two months now. Idle temps are around 30-32 and loaded with Prime95 around 58-62C.

I am wondering if I would gain a whole lot moving to the TRUE cooler.

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Old 01-13-09, 02:04 PM   #2
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Probably, however I find the TRUE to be not worth it due to its cost.

Something like this may yield you better OC's and costs a lot less than the TRUE.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

I use the 92mm version of it and my load temps only go to 62c during the summer when its hot in my computer room. Normally its in the mid 50's under full load.

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Another problem with the TRUE is that you HAVE to lap the base to get that increadable performance.

The xigmatek is cheaper, and you don't HAVE to lap it (it's recommended though

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I don't know if it's recommended to lap a heatpipe direct touch cooler. I've read a few stories of people cracking the heatpipes so be VERY CAREFUL if you decide to lap it and don't be surprised if you end up with a neat looking paperweight.

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you dont have to lap, i havent lapped mine yet and i can run 1.55v pretty comfy

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If the cost is fine and you're willing to lap then I would definitely say it's worth it. I switched my 9500 for a TRUE and run around 10c cooler than before with more of an OC and more vcore. I think I dropped about 15+c at the same speed i ran with the 9500.

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