Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Push pin Heatsink

Dragonlead

Dragonlead

New Member
#1
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.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#4
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.
 
Dragonlead

Dragonlead

New Member
#5
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..
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#6
SPCR (link below) have good tests on heatsinks, emphasis on quiet. ThermalRight are generally among the best, and expensive.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
#9
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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