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High Temps when my i7 960 is OC to 3.6 Ghz , what to expect after installing H100

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If you look in my picture albums I snapped a pic of my ipad showing CPU-Z speedfan Real Temp and Prime 95 , I overclocked my CPU by raising the base Clock to 144 and the multi at 25, after about 10-15 minutes of running Prime my core temps hit the 85 +.. this weekend I will be adding some ram to jump to triple channel 12 GB and at the same time modifying my case to accept an H100 water cooler on top of my rig , I plan on setting it up as a push pull Config with 4 120 mm fans, I want to know what I can expect for temps.. My goal is to be at least up to 4 Ghz and stay within the 60 degrees celcius range at 100% , but at the same time im not building up my pc just for benchmarking , I want to go as high to increase real world performance when running games or other applications which only peak at 40 % load ..therefore is it worth OCing further than 4 Ghz knowing I wont be running at 100% load for example 4.4 Ghz at 40% load if I only get 60-70 degrees ... so torn
    
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If you look in my picture albums I snapped a pic of my ipad showing CPU-Z speedfan Real Temp and Prime 95 , I overclocked my CPU by raising the base Clock to 144 and the multi at 25, after about 10-15 minutes of running Prime my core temps hit the 85 +.. this weekend I will be adding some ram to jump to triple channel 12 GB and at the same time modifying my case to accept an H100 water cooler on top of my rig , I plan on setting it up as a push pull Config with 4 120 mm fans, I want to know what I can expect for temps.. My goal is to be at least up to 4 Ghz and stay within the 60 degrees celcius range at 100% , but at the same time im not building up my pc just for benchmarking , I want to go as high to increase real world performance when running games or other applications which only peak at 40 % load ..therefore is it worth OCing further than 4 Ghz knowing I wont be running at 100% load for example 4.4 Ghz at 40% load if I only get 60-70 degrees ... so torn

I can't say what kind of results you will get but I'm not so sure you will be able to stay 60C at 4GHz with the H100 although this depends on your ambient. You shouldn't be far off of your target temps tho.
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60-70 would be fine, basically I just want to stay where it is safe for my components , my ambient is usually around 17-18 celcius and im hoping the 4 fans with the H100 should increase the airflow in the case as well as actually water cooling my CPU . Can you actually see a real world difference in speed past 4 Ghz like legit multi-tasking and time to open folders and even turn on the system or is it not worth pursuing higher CPU speeds than 4 Ghz for now..
    
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60-70 would be fine, basically I just want to stay where it is safe for my components , my ambient is usually around 17-18 celcius and im hoping the 4 fans with the H100 should increase the airflow in the case as well as actually water cooling my CPU . Can you actually see a real world difference in speed past 4 Ghz like legit multi-tasking and time to open folders and even turn on the system or is it not worth pursuing higher CPU speeds than 4 Ghz for now..

The stuff you mentioned is limited by hard drive speed, You would benefit most from getting a SSD like this one HERE! as your boot drive and using your current hard drive as storage after that 4GHz should be plenty.
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I am seriously considering an ssd , at first I was thinking another TB and setting up raid etc. but my computer friend from work runs his boot off ssd ill have to invest .. thanks for the help man !
Edited by simonfredette - 3/21/12 at 9:25am
    
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