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    Intel retail Conroe VS 3rd Party coolers

    Guys does anyone know how good and quiet the intel cpu coolers are are on the retail versions of the Conroe CPU compared to 3rd party ones as i cant decide on getting an oem conroe or a retail one.

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    They do a fairly decent job of cooling, if you're planning on running at stock speeds or mild overclocks, and aren't too particular about noise levels.

    However, if you're looking at a £20-£30 price difference between the two, you could just buy the OEM, and buy a much better heatsink (Scythe Ninja, Zalman 9500) with the money you save on that.

    I'm running an E6300 with a Scythe Ninja, and it's an infinitely better solution for me, than a stock cooler ever would be.
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    What's the warrenty like on the OEM chips?

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    I just bought a retail 6600 and tossed away the stock heatsink. I bought a Arctic Cooling 7 Pro to replace it which is a much better heatsink and fan, and its cheap too!

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    I've tried the Arctic Cooling 64 Pro, and, being of the same design, can also recommend the 7 Pro...for what they cost, they do a good job of cooling the CPU.
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    I have the Freezer 7 Pro waiting to install on my E6600 also too

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    Do Oem CPU or heatsink come with the white heatsink paste?

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    The Scythe Infinty is suppose to be the best one but they still havent arrived in the uk , need to ask lee from scan.

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    The CPU won't come with any TIM, but your Heatsink usually will do (depending on what you buy)
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    I have gone through about 7 freezer pro and i have to say they perform great.

    Best bang for buck too , but if you can spend about £35-£40 buy the infinty, which should hit the shelves in one or two

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    What's the warrenty like on the OEM chips?
    warranty on OEM is 12months refund or replacement. retails chips get 3 years.

    AC7 and stock HSF both come with TIM already applied.

    Scythe infinity only available on import from Japan at the moment i think, though will be here soon

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    Thanks - does the warrenty apply for any HSF in both cases?

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    not sure about that, will need to check it out with the boys @ scan or such retailer

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