What is the best way to cool an intel 570J processor??

Posted on 2006-04-14
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I built an gaming computer based on the Intel 570J P4 Processor and it runs very very hot and when it gets hot it slows down my graphics. What can i do other than water cooling? OR is something wrong with my setup.
Video Nvida 6800 PCIE
Main Board Gigabyte GA-8I955X ROYAL
heat sink Thermal take 112 tower solid CU with 2x90mm fans
Corsair 2x1GB DDR2 533mhz
Antec P180 Case 2x160GB HD
Antec 500 PS
Help me please I do not want to use Liquid cooling if i can help it and I really don't want to spend any more Cash on useless solutions that do not work.
Question by:RPMAGANA
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    Accepted Solution

    This is by far the best air-cooled heatsink currently available:

    It has a thermal resistance of only 0.12 °C/W  ==> this means the temperature of the CPU will only increase by 0.12 °C  for every watt of power the CPU consumes.   For a 570J, with a thermal design power of 115w, that means the difference between the idle temp and max temp should only be 14 °C.
    That should keep your system plenty cool.

    ... do measure carefully and be sure you have room for this -- but it fits fine on most motherboards.

    Author Comment

    Thank you I will look into this Heat sink as I was looking at those already but was not sure if it would help. But your explaination of how it works has really helped a lot.

    I am thinking it should fit but will measure out to be sure as the 112 tower is huge I don't know if they get any bigger then the 112 tower.
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    Expert Comment

    i just mounted a couple of those last week, and want to add that you can have them run so quiet you cannot hear them, and even at full blast they are relatively quiet.
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    Expert Comment

    Sometimes if the heatsink isn't properly fitted the CPU won't cool properly. Make sure there is only a very small amount of thermal transfer paste between the CPU and heatsink, and make sure the heatsink is attached properly.

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