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CPU Cooling System? Answered

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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lemonie

7 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

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sci4melemonie

Answer 7 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!

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lemoniesci4me

Answer 7 years ago


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

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Re-design

7 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.

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sci4meRe-design

Answer 7 years ago

I tried this but i just get my hard drive temp. I dont think it has any oyher sensors or sumthin.

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Burf

7 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.

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sci4meBurf

Answer 7 years ago

That will work out great with the new case im getting.

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KentsOkay

7 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

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sci4meKentsOkay

Answer 7 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!

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KentsOkaysci4me

Answer 7 years ago

cut a hole in the side to mount the pad.

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sci4meKentsOkay

Answer 7 years ago

Cant i just get a cooler to put on the cpu?

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KentsOkaysci4me

Answer 7 years ago

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.

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frollard

7 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.