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Cooling good enough to cool q9550 @ 3.9ghz

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Hey all, I'm just doing my mandatory recheck of cooling on my CPU. A while back I ran some tests in OCCT and couldn't complete the Linpack test without going over the manufacturer recommended spec for temperature. Now obviously this isn't overheating per se but I prefer to not get anywhere close to that temperature (70C).

So what I'm looking for is a CPU cooler that isn't homebuilt water cooling that will drop my max temp of 70C down significantly (~10C) if such a thing exists.

Since I know that my overclock is basically stable by using Prime95's 3 tests for two days straight and I know that temperatures created by the OCCT test are not anywhere close to realistic I'm not willing to shell out $50-$100 for a CPU cooler that drops my temps by a few degrees like the H50 did.

Any help is appreciated.

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WD Caviar Black 7200RPM x2 Asus DRW-24B1ST Corsair H80 w/ 2x Excalibur Fans Windows 7 x64  
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VH232H Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Corsair 300R Realtek ALC892 Integrated 
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What budget are you looking at? If you go air therer are coolers that perform well but are definitely between $50~$100 dollars. It will definitely be better than an H50, cpu coolers like the silver arrow or noctua could handle your CPU easy.

If you want to go liquid then an H70 would fit the bill it will definitely be a hell of a whole lot better than the H50 but also costs money.
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