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Yes it's overclocked, it says it right there next to Core Speed. However, if you want a nice overclock with decent voltages, I recommend you not use the overclocking utility and do it yourself.

Much better that way
And more fun!
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Correct. Intel has something called SpeedStep. What it does is downlocks the CPU to 1.6Ghz when you're idle to increase the lifespan of the CPU and also save energy.

When you open up a program or put load on the CPU, the CPU will clock up regularly.



You have a lot of options. Since it's for your uncle and you said he's not going to be gaming much, I'd recommend an air cooler.

Noctua DH-14 or the Prolimatech Megahalem.
I'll look into that right after I submit this reply. Thanks for explaining that to me and not just calling me a noob lol. That's awesome, though. Does AMD do that?
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I'll look into that right after I submit this reply. Thanks for explaining that to me and not just calling me a noob lol. That's awesome, though. Does AMD do that?
It's no problem, I enjoy helping people! If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask. And yes, AMD has the same feature. However, it's called Cool & Quiet, rather than SpeedStep.
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with the Prolimatech Megahalem, it's just a big heatsink? no fan is needed? or do you buy one seperately?
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with the Prolimatech Megahalem, it's just a big heatsink? no fan is needed? or do you buy one seperately?
You'd need to buy a fan. It has dual fan support so you can get two really nice 120mm fans if you wish, or one.
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You'd need to buy a fan. It has dual fan support so you can get two really nice 120mm fans if you wish.
Any fan recommendations?
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Any fan recommendations?
The Scythe Slipstream's are really nice.

Cheap and move tons of air.
post #18 of 18
Another reason to do OCing manually: That VCore seems a bit high! I've seen less still used to achieve the same speeds.

And ditto on the heatsink suggestions. For the Megahalem, you'd also need a method to attach your fans. IIRC, they only come with one fan clip. Something you could do though is use zip ties to attach the fans. I just passed zipties through one fan, through the heatsink, and out through the other fan for all four fans (using eight ties) and zipped them together with the one opposite. It worked pretty well and was surprisingly clean-looking once you trimmed the excess.
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