i currently have a Corsair H50 as says in my sig
my chip isn't the greatest in the bunch but it's also not the worst (i think)
i have a cpu oc to 3.7ghz with 1.33v
and cpu/nb 2.4ghz at 1.162v *edited* (just a bit above stock v)
and both oc are quite stable
corsair h50 is only meant for 3.7ghz~ if you ask me, but i want to upgrade
i was messing around a while back with oc up to 4ghz, NOT stable trust me, because the temps were way too high. my cooling isn't good enough BUT (while keeping very close attention to temps) i needed quite high voltages to come near stability.
i forget exactly how much but i remember above1.5v!
that's quite high i believe, anyways
knowing my chip isn't one of the best, i don't want to get too expensive of cooling because my voltages need to be higher than average and well, the higher the frequency, even "more higher" the voltage needs to be, so is real good cooling (above $200) really cost effective?
i would love 4ghz, and of course more, but again i need higher than average voltages
so basically i'm trying to get advice to make a decision on how much i should invest in cooling
so what kind of cooling (and price) do you think i'll need to reach 4-4.2ghz with the type of 1090T chip that i have?