E6500 @ 3.66 GHz - HSF recommendations

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by graysky, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. graysky

    graysky ARP Reviewer

    Planning to build an E6500/P45 system for my folks. I think running it @ 11x333 instead of the stock 11x266 should be easily accomplished. I've read that the stock HSF is both inefficient and noisy. Can you guys recommend a HSF that is:

    1) Quiet (120 mm fan probably)
    2) Mounts using a backplate to minimize flexing of the MB
    3) Relatively inexpensive

    My only experience with cooling C2D/C2Q chips has been using a TRUE-120+expensive 120 mm fan which is too expensive for this application and probably overkill.

  2. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Stock heatsink isn't bad actually. But the Thermalright MST-9775 isn't bad either. Had my brother get it when I shipped him his PC (haha lost the stock HSF and didn't want to ship a huge towerheatsink).

    Thermalright MST-9775

    Hard to beat for less then 20 shipped. Out performs stock heatsink.
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, you can actually rely on the stock cooler. But as far as third party coolers go, you can't go wrong with Thermalright... or Zalman.
  4. graysky

    graysky ARP Reviewer

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