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Hi - Yes I use a stock cooler! :'(

post #1 of 25
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Hi All,

I'm Tristan Marchent from the UK! smile.gif I have come over here to sort out some problems with cooling and then get into the nitty gritty of Overclocking!

I currently have a system that I use for Microsoft Flight Simulator X! Its a great system, but it needs that extra oomph! Thats why I have come here! And to start off with, I need to upgrade my cooling system because at the moment I have a stock cooler installed over my Intel i7 940 (Running at 2.93 GHz) and temperatures, at idle, are quite hot! Averaging around 50C!

So that's about it!

Hope to solve the problems soon and then get deep into OC-ing!

Best Wishes,

Tristan
My System
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Intel i7 940 @ 2.93Ghz MSI MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 12288MB (6 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM ) 
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SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (1000GB) Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center NEC MultiSync EA241WM (x3) Logitech LX710 Cordless Keyboard 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (1000GB) Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center NEC MultiSync EA241WM (x3) Logitech LX710 Cordless Keyboard 
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post #2 of 25
Welcome to OCN! Have a look at some of the links in my signature to get acquainted with the site.

Idling at 50C definitely sounds a bit high. Head on over to Air Cooling and start up a thread along with current temps at idle and load, ambient temperature in the room, and price range and I'm sure you'll get some great help!
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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
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Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
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ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
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HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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post #3 of 25
What is your budget? Also any size limitations? (Small case or big heat spreaders on RAM)?

The best obvious choice is to go water cooling, but then you are looking at 200-300$.
    
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post #4 of 25
How embarrassing tongue.gif

Welcome!
   
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Wester Digital Scorpio Black Mushkin Chronos Deluxe Swiftech H20-220 Elite Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-s3hs x2 
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Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller 
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AMD 750k Black Gigabyte FM2 A85x Wifi AMD 6950 Corsair Vengeance 
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Corsair Force SSD Cooler Master Seidon 120 Ubuntu Built In 
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i5 2500k asrock z77 itx asus gtx 670 crucial ballistix 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Wester Digital Scorpio Black Mushkin Chronos Deluxe Swiftech H20-220 Elite Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-s3hs x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7  Yamakasi Leonidas 30" 2560x1600 (LG) Ducky Shine II Silverstone 450w Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lazerwerx Custom Razer Naga Cyber Snipa XL Corsair Vengeance 1500 
Other
Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller 
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AMD 750k Black Gigabyte FM2 A85x Wifi AMD 6950 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force SSD Cooler Master Seidon 120 Ubuntu Built In 
Case
Aluminum Briefcase 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asrock z77 itx asus gtx 670 crucial ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital caviar black mushkin chronos deluxe  corsair h100 w/ 4x Cougar Vortex windows 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Welcome man!
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Welcome to OCN!
    
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post #7 of 25
You make me sick, welcome to OCN though!
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500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/ AS5) Windows 7™ Ultimate 64-bit 
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500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/ AS5) Windows 7™ Ultimate 64-bit 
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post #8 of 25
blasphemer!

I keed. replace is asap biggrin.gif an i7 940 will rock with overclocking hehe

welcome to OCN!
post #9 of 25
It's ok we all have to start somewhere smile.gif welcome!
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Crucial MX100 256 GB Thermalright AXP-200 Windows 10 Pro x64 Vizio P50-C1 
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Crucial MX100 256 GB Thermalright AXP-200 Windows 10 Pro x64 Vizio P50-C1 
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post #10 of 25
Welcome to OCN!! Give this article a read and see what you think...

Best CPU Cooler Performance: Intel Q3-2010.

You can also look through these articles to see if there is something newer that performs better or may better suite your needs, http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=5&Itemid=62.
   
COOTER [HTPC]
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Intel Core i7 5960X ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 
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MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4 2666 Intel 400GB 750 Series NVMe PCIe (OS drive) Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB (2 in RAID 0) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... CPU Cooler [Summer-Time] = Watercool HEATKILLER... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU Cooler [Winter-Time] = Custom 300W ss phase... Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Radiator (4 x 1... Feser X-Changer Triple (3 x 120mm) Swiftech MCP655 (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 (3) ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor Ducky Mini PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 
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Xigmatek Elysium [Black w/ Window] Razer Naga Hex MOBA Perixx DX-2000XXL Boston Acoustics MicroMediaSpeaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 363D EVGA Supernova 1300G2 - 1300W PSU (second PSU) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k RAMPAGE IV EXTREME ASUS GTX 590 Samsung 30nm 4 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB 1TB WD Green 300GB WD Velociraptor (4 in RAID 0) LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
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Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
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X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
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AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
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COOTER [HTPC]
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 5960X ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4 2666 Intel 400GB 750 Series NVMe PCIe (OS drive) Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB (2 in RAID 0) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... CPU Cooler [Summer-Time] = Watercool HEATKILLER... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU Cooler [Winter-Time] = Custom 300W ss phase... Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Radiator (4 x 1... Feser X-Changer Triple (3 x 120mm) Swiftech MCP655 (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 (3) ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor Ducky Mini PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Xigmatek Elysium [Black w/ Window] Razer Naga Hex MOBA Perixx DX-2000XXL Boston Acoustics MicroMediaSpeaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 363D EVGA Supernova 1300G2 - 1300W PSU (second PSU) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k RAMPAGE IV EXTREME ASUS GTX 590 Samsung 30nm 4 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB 1TB WD Green 300GB WD Velociraptor (4 in RAID 0) LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ATX Mod... Silverstone Sugo 
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