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This review is from: LOGISYS Computer BETA 400 ST AC4400BT 92mm Hydro Bearing AMD CPU Cooler
Pros: See other thoughts, this is a follow-up review
Cons: See other thoughts, this is a follow-up review
Other Thoughts: I did some heavy gaming involving a mix of graphic intensive and cpu intensive games, and while the cpu intensive game was still running, I had Steam open, a browser with several tabs open, and my email program open. This was after several hours, and Sisoft Sandra reported my CPU to be 35 degrees Celsius.
I am completely sold now, and the only reason I'm holding onto the stock heatsink is because I like to have a backup. Also, please note in my original review I said I had a Phenom X II - it's actually a Phenom X 4 3.4 Ghz 965 Black Edition.
For the price, I don't think you're going to do better, at least for a quad core cooler. I can't speak for anyone with 6 or 8 cores, since I don't have that experience.
As a point of reference, the highest I've seen my cpu temps get with the new heatsink + Arctic Silver 5 is 36 degrees Celsius, while the stock heatsink + Arctic Silver 5 would idle at around 42-45 degrees Celsius.
As before, idling, my cpu is around 24 degrees Celsius.
I fully support this product.
This review is from: Rosewill RC-701 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
-When it worked, the sound quality was definitely better than my onboard sound
Cons: -Caused Windows 8.1 to endlessly reboot
-After reinstalling Windows 7, powered down my system and my system wouldn't boot until I removed it.
Both of these situations happened with the cmedia drivers straight from the source.
Other Thoughts: I got this card to try to be able to record using Line-in, as I record my guitar sometimes. Not only would Line-in not record, but it showed as being active (before the card crashed my system) even with nothing plugged into it.
I cannot recommend this card at all. Also, be aware if you want to take the gamble, to RMA it costs over $10 to ship it back, so it's essentially wasted money if it doesn't work.
I realize under Win 7 there's a good chance it was my PSU and not the audio card, but if that were true I'd have other symptoms beyond removing the audio card and my system reverting back to normal.
Buyer beware. I'm thinking my card in the trash because I don't even feel comfortable trying to sell it to get my money back on consumer swap meet sites.
This review is from: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Pros: -Good thermal compound
-Though I have only owned this particular tube for 1 day, I have used Arctic Silver in the past. It really does work.
-After leaving my pc on for 24 hours after installing my new heatsink, which is a Logisys Beta 400 ST AC4400BT, I checked my idle temps and they are stable at ~25 degrees Celsius. For point of reference, on the stock heatsink with Arctic Silver, my idle temps were around ~38 degrees Celsius, and with stock thermal paste on a stock heatsink, my idle temps were ~45 degrees Celsius.
Cons: -Arrived a day late due to shipping during the holiday season, but it's not Newegg's fault.
Other Thoughts: -Absolute MUST: read Arctic Silver's instructions for how to apply the thermal paste for your particular chip. If you go around the 'net most of them tell you to rotate your heatsink to spread out the paste - this is FALSE for a Phenom 965 Black Edition - DO NOT SPREAD THE PASTE - use a ball-grain size of rice and just set your heatsink down and clamp it - if you spread it, the copper on the heatsink won't dissipate as much heat and your temps will be higher by a good 10-15 degrees.READ FULL REVIEW