I have nothing against your screws...you can screw whatever you like
My Thermalright is screwed onto a back plate
using cork washers and stainless steel screws/nuts from Home Hardware
I am telling you that for OCing that heatsink would not be sufficient...
I use almost silent 120mm Fans that are replaceable.
If you were to do a little research on Various heatsinks you
would find the one you bought to be in the lower 1/4 for cooling efficiency.
Yes it cools better than the OE Cooler that came with the CPU at the CPU's
speed but can it handle the same task when you are OC'ing by 15% 25%
Can it handle the CPU running at 25% OverClock full tilt all nite long???
Cooling the CPU is just one aspect of running cool. Air Movement throughout
the case is important, not impeding the airflow with a messy wiring job is
important, You ran the temp test on your desktop with plenty of room temp
all around now that you have it inside the case...inside an enclosed space
parts producing heat as well....what temp is it running now???
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"RickyBobby" <nascar42@newsgroup> wrote in message
> "peter" <peter@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> They discontinued it because it's a crappy heatsink
>> for $29 you got what you paid for.
>> Most aftermarket heatsinks do a better job than the one that
>> comes with the CPU.
> It is back on newegg.com in both 120mm and 92mm sizes. It pulls away heat
> from the CPU like a screeching demon from Hell and the only way it could
> be crappy is if the fan burns out. But unlike those super high zoot
> premium air cooling solutions this one has fan that is easily replaced
> with some toolless wire brackets.
> On the completely other hand a lot of builders will pay 70 dollars for
> some Zalman or Thermaltake with plastic push pins and be just as happy
> with their build as I am with mine.
> There is a thirty dollar solution to a seventy dollar equation.
> Twenty-nine dollars for a no-name and one dollar for machine screws and
> nuts to attach it properly.
> If you are walking along the sidewalk some day, take a look at the
> vehicles parked along the curb. How many do you see with plastic
> fasteners attaching the wheels to the vehicle? Exactly none. That is
> because it is a critical function with no margin for failure. So they use
> threaded steel nuts so there is no failure. As do I.
> I am not on some sort of fanactical crusade against the Intel design
> plastic push pin friction fit but I will say that there is a better way to
> do it. It is cheap and it is easy. That makes it elegant.