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    some cooling advice please

    I have a low profile htpc and i am looking to change my passive heat sink as it will not fit on my new motherboard. Does anyone know if a Akasa AK-395-2 will cool a e6550 c2d cpu. It says its for p4's which i know ran hot but i cant see any reviews for it anywhere.

    My other option is this zalman CNPS8000 but i'd rather not put a fan in the system if possible

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    Re: some cooling advice please

    If it's good enough for a P4, it's good enough for a C2D. Just make sure there's adequate airflow in the case.
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    Re: some cooling advice please

    Thats good news as the one i removed was a bit bigger. I think i'll give it a go. The max load my cpu is going to get is 1080p media so hopefully if won't heat up too much.

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    Re: some cooling advice please

    C2D's are pretty cold anyway, as long as you aren't overclocking it it'll probably be ok. That Zalman one looks like it might be a bit high. Definately taller than the akasa one.

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    Re: some cooling advice please

    i went for the zalman in the end, it is slightly lower than the one i removed so should hopefully be ok.

    I couldn't find any pictures of the bottom of the akasa on, i was worried that it might be completely flat in which case it will probably foul the capacitors that are annoyingly close to the cpu socket. That the reason i can't use my current heat sink.

    It says it can run in a silent mode which i'm sure wont interupt film viewing etc

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    Re: some cooling advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by colincliff View Post
    i went for the zalman in the end, it is slightly lower than the one i removed so should hopefully be ok.

    I couldn't find any pictures of the bottom of the akasa on, i was worried that it might be completely flat in which case it will probably foul the capacitors that are annoyingly close to the cpu socket. That the reason i can't use my current heat sink.

    It says it can run in a silent mode which i'm sure wont interupt film viewing etc
    Well it's only a small fan anyway. You could always move the HTPC somewhere further from the speakers? Or use some noise proofing.

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