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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bacon Strips View Post
Would it be better than the stock cooler though? I don't want to go through all the trouble only to realize that it's hotter without the Masscool.
I cannot say.

I'd recommend a tower cooler at least if you're overclocking a quad.
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post #12 of 20
That cooler doesn't work with quad cpu's.. Your old cpu was 65W TDP and your new quad is 95W TDP..

See here..

Hmm.. I stand corrected.. On the Masscool website is does say quads up to 95W TDP..

You are at the limit of the cooler at stock clocks. I would advise you buy a different cooler if you want to OC your Quad.. MY .02

Maybe something like this for cheap from Newegg.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835186134R
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Originally Posted by ep45-ds3l View Post
That cooler doesn't work with quad cpu's.. Your old cpu was 65W TDP and your new quad is 95W TDP..

See here..

Hmm.. I stand corrected.. On the Masscool website is does say quads up to 95W TDP..

You are at the limit of the cooler at stock clocks. I would advise you buy a different cooler if you want to OC your Quad.. MY .02

Maybe something like this for cheap from Newegg.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835186134R
Thanks so much!

Just out of curiosity, do you think that newegg will take back the CPU cooler? If not it's only a $12 loss, but I was just wondering if you or someone had experience with that.
    
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post #14 of 20
Never returned anything to Newegg.. But, I think they have a restocking fee..

Two things may hold back your your OC.. Your psu (450watt) and your "value" RAM.. Depending on your RAM speed. With a 1 to 1 timing with your FSB at 400 you would need 800mhz RAM..
Edited by ep45-ds3l - 5/20/11 at 9:10pm
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How much did you buy it for? I don't have the link but you have to factor in a restocking fee and shipping costs.
    
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post #16 of 20
I would just keep that cooler for a rainy day and put on the stock q8400 cooler. I can't remember what the temps I had exactly for it but I have a feeling it was high 60s to low 70s when folding on all four cores. My current cooler (in sig) does a much better job around 48-49 depending on ambient temperature.
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post #17 of 20
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I would just keep that cooler for a rainy day and put on the stock q8400 cooler. I can't remember what the temps I had exactly for it but I have a feeling it was high 60s to low 70s when folding on all four cores. My current cooler (in sig) does a much better job around 48-49 depending on ambient temperature.
I think I'll take your advice. I can probably sell off the Masscool cooler to a friend with a dual core for $5 or so and make a bit of my money back.

And the Arctic Cooling is that much better, really? I figured I'd need something a lot more powerful to keep it under 50 at load.
    
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post #18 of 20
The cooler is probably the issue. It hardly looks better than stock cooling to be honest.
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Just now switched to the stock cooler for testing. It's 2 degrees cooler while idling. Thanks again to all that have helped.
    
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post #20 of 20
That cooler sucks, which is why your dual core at 3.2 was too hot under load.

You don't have to spend alot, Hyper212 FTW.
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