Originally Posted by _s3v3n_
Would you fold with that?
I wouldn't fold with anything. On that setup, ~80C was the max I usually seen with Prime95. But I've had chips that could do 4.8GHz on 1.3-1.35V. I guess my point really was, the chip is going to be the limiting factor in his overclock, not the 212+.
The 212+ should take you up to the end point of air cooling on Sandy Bridge. The point where voltage starts to exponentially go up to get that extra 100-200MHz. I went from a 212+ to an H70 and it was pointless. Now I have the Silver Arrow, which I like because it's quiet. Still the same 4.8GHz as the 212+. Yeah, temps are better, but temps with the 212+ weren't bad to begin with.
So I guess the point after all that is. Been there, done that. It's money better spent elsewhere.