Tuesday, June 21, 2011
CPU Air Cooling Guide
Aftermarket CPU cooling solutions are often skipped, since both Intel and AMD include their own heat sink. While it is true that the stock heat sink will do for stock CPU clocks, many of us have the urge to overclock, especially if your CPU is bottlenecking your graphics solution. Aftermarket CPU heat sinks can be purchased for a low price, and they're much better than the standard cooling solutions.
There are many choices when it comes to third party CPU cooling solution. You have a variety of brand names such as Arctic Cooling, Cooler Master, Prolimatech, Thermalright, Thermaltake, Zalman, and much more. Many CPU coolers differ in construction and functionality. So here I will go over the basics and help you choose a good product.