Two weeks ago I talked about the latest Core i7 and i5 processors from Intel. Each of the processors is set to a stock speed and is certified to run well at that speed. Yet it is very easy to make changes in the computer’s BIOS to run the processor at a faster speed.
The problem with running a processor at a faster speed is that it will get warmer. Heck, it will get downright blistering hot. The hotter it gets, the more likely it is to create errors or to fail completely. That’s where today’s piece of hardware comes into play. The Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme is a very high-end heatsink designed to keep the processor as cool as possible. This allows you to run the processor faster than its rated speed while still keeping the processor at a safe temperature. Of course you are still limited in just how fast you can go, but it is faster than the stock speed. I provided you with a link to Amazon and you’ll find that listed seller has the price at more than twice the list price. Check out the More Buying Choices link for more reasonable pricing if you decide to purchase through Amazon.
As I continue to put together the pieces for a new desktop PC, I’ll definitely have this heatsink on my list of desired parts. I still don’t have my list completed, but it is getting very close. I’ll document all the parts in a future post when everything is complete.