I've just got a Core 2 Quad.. and I'm looking to get a cooler for it. Is there one in particular that is being raved about? From the looks of it the most popular one seems to be the Zalman CNPS9700 LED, but I'm not so sure about the "Fan Mate" control that comes with it.
I have an arctic cooling freezer extreme and it is good. core2 duo 8400 is at 17C idle. on my other pc I have a zalman, the fan mate works well you have the control unit outside the pc, just turn it down to zero and turn it up when doing something demading like games etc.
Do you know if the fan mate would be compatable with the arctic cooling freezer pro. I suspect not. The reason i ask is that my cooler runs flat out when the pc starts up.The only way to get it back to normal speed is to power down and then restart the pc.
BTW mrwoowoo, I have the similar Freezer 64 and it also runs at full speed during boot up, however the BIOS will reduce the speed over the first 30 seconds or so. By the time the system has booted it is whisper quiet.
Perhaps you need to check the settings in your BIOS.
Thanks for all the replies. I've gone for the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It was hard to draw myself away from all the pretty ones with lights. And God Dam some of them are HUGE! Everytime I'm looking to purchase a HSF I swear they have doubled in size since the last time. Strange to think that all technology is getting smaller and smaller and yet these are getting bigger.. lol If only I could afford one of these bad boys! click here