Upgraded to a new 8-core system.
2x Gskill Aries 8MB memory
Zalman CNPS12X heatsink (yes, it’s as big as everyone says - be jealous)
Went with the Aries memory because it’s low profile. My Ripjaws won’t fit under the heatsink. The heatsink overlaps two DIMM slots, so you have to use 40mm or lower profile memory. No loss though… the Aries is plenty fast. Zalman heatsink is one of the top rated, and it’s living up to it. Idle temps on a CPU known to run hot are 15~20C. With all 8 cores at 100% I’ve hit 35C. For comparison, my 965BE idled at 38C and went up to 48C at 21C room temperature.
6/20/2013 10:15:14 PM | | Number of CPUs: 8
6/20/2013 10:15:14 PM | | 2970 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
6/20/2013 10:15:14 PM | | 10505 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
Just a few shots of the system:
Before heatsink. Memory and CPU installed. Heatsink brackets are custom for the Zalman.
After heatsink. Damn…
Let’s hear it for low profile memory. In this shot, the heatsink fins are actually over the module in the back.