I have some questions about a CPU cooler. Because of the stock Intel cooler is loud and not the most efficient available, I’d like to buy a better one.
The CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (not overclocked at the moment), but I’m planning to buy a quadcore when my wallet will allow me, so buying an “oversized” CPU cooler now I can save money when I’ll get the quadcore. Moreover, an “oversized” cooler is not a bad thing at all, if it keeps the CPU cool
I have two questions:
[li]Can someone that own the above mainboard say me if the Zalman can be installed? I ask because the chipset passive heatsink is rather big, and based on measures found on Zalman website is not easy to know if the CPU cooler can be installed on the that specific Gigabyte model.
[/li][li]Is the thermal grease provided in the Zalman box good or it is better to buy separately also another brand of thermal paste?
If the Zalman cannot be installed on that mainboard, keeping in mind that the cumbersome chipset heatsink is the main problem and that I’m planning to buy a quadcore in future, can someone suggest a good CPU cooler that can be installed on the Gigabyte P35-DQ6?
Many thanks in advance