Recently I noticed that my Phenom II X3 710 (2.6GHz, 95W TDP) is kinda hot while at idle (around 48°C on really hot days) and it's been more than 3 years since I build this machine and never touched the CPU or cooler (stock cooler). I guess it's time for some thermal paste replacement and I've been wanting to replace the cooler with something with more oomph than the stock cooler.
Around here (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) i got a fairly amount of computer parts shops but sadly, the options of really good coolers are almost none.
But one that has on various stores is the CM Blizzard T2 mini
. It's small enough to fit into my case, a thermaltake V3
(which says the maximum height for coolers is 137mm) and prolly can fit well near the memory banks and chipset heatsinks on ECS A790GXM-AD3
Does anyone have past experiences with this cooler? Will I see a nice drop in CPU temps with it?
Thanks for the attention and future feedback