CPU Cooling System?

Hi all, i am looking to get a better cooler for my cpu as i will be doing some gaming with it. I have a stock dell dimension 2400 with the micro-atx motherboard. I want to buy from bestbuy if possible. and im looking to spend about 50.00 on it. Any ideas? I dont know how to figure out what cooler will fit my board so i need some halp. PLEASE REPLY! THANKZ!

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lemonie7 years ago

Don't bother unless the cooler you have is inadequate.
It's normal in gaming to have the GPU handle a lot of the processing - what have you got?
CPU temperature monitors

sci4me (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Well... my CPU is the stock cooler. and isnt a gpu on a graphics card? Or is that the chip thats below the cpu with a heatsink? If u meant cpu then i have a uh... lemme check cpu-z. Its a Intel Celron 2.40Ghz. I dont know if that answeres your question... but... well... Yeah. THANKZ! Oh and i just get a temperature for my hard drive with all temperature programs. Also, i have been trying to check and comtrol my fans with speedfan, but that doesnt work either. I wonder y. THANKZ!
lemonie sci4me7 years ago

I meant tat putting a good graphics card in it may be better.
But I gave a pointer to CPU temperature-things

Re-design7 years ago
Down load a temp monitoring program and see if you need more cooling. If not then you can spend your $50 on more games.
sci4me (author)  Re-design7 years ago
I tried this but i just get my hard drive temp. I dont think it has any oyher sensors or sumthin.
Burf7 years ago
That's a fairly old machine and unless you are doing some serious upgrades and heavy overclocking, I don't think your going to need much in the way extra cooling.
At the most, I would chop a hole in the side of the case and mount a 120mm fan (availing for less than $10 U.S) so it blows directly on or across the mobo, bundle and reroute the cables where you can and keep all the dust bunnies blown out of the inside of the case.
sci4me (author)  Burf7 years ago
That will work out great with the new case im getting.
KentsOkay7 years ago
Laptop chill pad, buy from best buy. There are a few different options, the one (targus I think) has a 3 year warranty. Tape it to the side of your case, or mount internally and cut ventilation.

Ask me how I know
sci4me (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
well... i meant to put on the actual cpu, but nice idea. i would, but im going to have a window in it and i want to be able to see. LOL. THANKS!
cut a hole in the side to mount the pad.
sci4me (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
Cant i just get a cooler to put on the cpu?
I think we sell some, yes. Just go to Best Buy and spend money, your computer will magically run better, cuz thats the way fas roll.
frollard7 years ago
Is your stock cooler insufficient for gaming?

You won't be overclocking a system like that -- the stock cooler is designed to handle the heat the system puts out. Are you overheating or something?

You will want a good cpu cooler from a computer company, not best buy -- but honestly, unless you've goosed up your cpu you will see no performance gain from extra cooling on a stock cpu.

...save your money, and keep your heatsink fins clean.