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post #11 of 16
Definitely go with a good cooler.

You can OC these chips above 4 GHz without even adjusting any voltage, just the multipliers. It's that simple.
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I'm starting to like this OC. I just want to educate myself more where I don't shorten the life of my CPU when I do it.
The lifespan of a cpu is generally much longer than it will be useful. I literally have thrown away a lot of cpus because they simply weren't worth keeping despite being fully functional. Even if pushing your cpu hard lowers the lifespan to 5 years, would it really matter?
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I'm starting to like this OC. I just want to educate myself more where I don't shorten the life of my CPU when I do it.

"You can help create your own luck, you can make things happen through hard work and intelligence."- Donald J. Trump
as long as you keep the temperature of ur CPU under control .. not =)
post #14 of 16
Well remember that the cooler isnt necessarily going to fit in your case. You have to be sure its going to fit (read the spec sheet which provides dimensions), sometimes it just plain won't go into your case, other times it will interfere with your RAM slots and you'll have to remove the RAM.

Other than that there's not really much of a downside. The stock cooler sucks, I get 70C in Prime95 even with a properly cleaned, thermal pasted, and seated heatsink/fan.

The benefits of overclocking are pretty simple, your computer can do work faster. It improves some performance in gaming and anything that requires CPU use. Dunno how else to put it.

Be careful if you don't know what you're doing. Too much voltage can fry your CPU. Make sure you understand proper procedures and appropriate voltage ranges for your particular CPU.
    
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post #15 of 16
Like everyone else stated. There's no downsides to an aftermarket cooler (as long as it fits in your case). I think the top reason to get one for you is that it would be quieter. The hyper 212+ is a great choice, because it will decrease your temps dramatically and is quite cheap. It is actually on sale at Fry's right now for 15 bucks after rebate.
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Thanks guys all this information is appreciated.

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