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    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Push pin Heatsink

    Hello: I bought an intel core 2 Duo E8400 Retail Box with E0 core stepping with an Intel HeatsinK Push pin,I just wanted to know what you guys thought

    of the push-pin format cooling that you get
    with core 2's these days

    PS:the manual is unclair on how to install that heatsink/Fan
    also the video from intel about the install not good at all
    TIA.

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    The retail heatsink is alright as long as you aren't going to overclock.

    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2231

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    I watched the following video from you tube :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6NbPMQgwPM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rI77...eature=related

    PS: I think the following Heatsink are way better than Intel Heatsink:

    Thermalright ultra 120

    http://www.coolerguys.com/840556069577.html

    Cheers.

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    Of course there are better third party solutions, but that's not what you asked. Many of them require you to remove the motherboard for installation.

    It's up to you if you want to spend extra $$ for a third party heatsink. The stock one is sufficient.

    The Ultra 120 is pretty tall, so you'd need a big case also.

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    I have antec 900

    GA Ep45-Ud3P
    E8400 E0 Core stepping
    GF9800
    Corsair TX650W
    Crucial 4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM , DDR2 PC2-6400
    WD 500Gig
    Pioneer DVR-216

    cheers..

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    SPCR (link below) have good tests on heatsinks, emphasis on quiet. ThermalRight are generally among the best, and expensive.

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    Ditto to using silentpcreview for reference on third party processor heatsinks.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    If you're not comfortable with the stock Intel, just get a third party heatsink. It seems little sketchy when an article has a link to a store.

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