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Upgrading ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm to somthing better.

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I've got a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 92mm and need to get a little more than what I'm getting from it as far as cooling goes.

Current specs.:
Windows 7-64 operating system
EVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68 motherboard
240 GB SSD hard drive
4GB RAM memory
3.33GHz Int. Core 2 Duo E8600 LGA 775 (Socket T) Wolfdale processor (Currently overclocked to 3.7GHz)
GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB video card
850W Thermaltake power supply
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
Added fans to side of case over CPU area, heavier duty fan on rear of case and on front of case.

Ran LinX and temp. maxed out at 76c.
Under normal operation using my FSX program (Flight simulator - CPU Hog) it peaked at 61c.

Would like to get about 4ghz but feel constrained by temperature. Looking at the following coolers and would welcome any advice.





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Either the Phanteks or Noctua. Both are better than my old megahalems and I ran my E8500 at 4.275 24x7 with max load temps around 55c, so these two should be as good as that at least.

Your case is also contributing to the heat problem. It does not have enough airflow. Id be looking at replaceing that with something that has larger front intake fan, a top exhaust fan and a side intake fan. In collermaster the next step up for you is ether the HAF 922 or the Cm 690 II Advanced.
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Dihartnel, I decided to install a H80 Corsair and have gotten pretty awful results. First the screws they provided caused the heatsink to not come in contact with the processor which I didn't realize until I had hit some pretty high temps.. I machined down the screws and got better results but worse than where I was at with the Arctic Freezer. Ran LinX and peaked at 98c. Do you think something else is going on here?

Is it possible I messed up the cpu? I tried runnign LinX on the first H80 install and computer shut off. When I tried again I read 116c before I could shut it down.

Corsair said they've never had compatibility issues with my cpu socket 775. I sent them pics and measurements showing it couldn't work.

I'm tempted to replace the case but I'm wondering if I should also get the Phantec and scrap the H80 all together.

I've put a 120mm fan in the front of the case, pulled out the filter fabric covering the opening. I've also got a smaller fan below in the front. Both are pulling air into the case.

I've got the side 140mm fan also pulling air into the case. The H80 I've got set up so that it pulls the air out of the case with the 2 120mm fans strapping the radiator. The stock set up has it pulling air into the case but I changed it in trying to get different results.

I didn't want to have to pull the motherboard but ended up having to do so anyway. So now I'm not to go ahead and get what ever the heck I need to do the job right. I also pulled out an unused dvd player to give more room and was also able to pull one of those wide ribbon wires.

Hope you can help,
Thanks, Mitch
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Update: After speaking to Corsair support I turned the cooler 1/4 counter clockwise and the unit is now sitting flush on the cpu. Getting great numbers.
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