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FX-8120 and Corsair H40 LC

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I was wondering how much overclocking I'll able to get out of an overpriced H40 I ignorantly bought. From what I know about computers, the liquid cooling should still be better than the stock cooler. I'll get a 212 EVO or H100 later but for now, what do you think? My case should he coming today for me to put the build together.
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Simply 42

But seriously depends on the chip and the airflow through the radiator. You should be okay as long as you have a decent PSU to push it. I can't quantify how high you should be able to go because my experience is only with the 4100 chip and it OC'd to 4.3 on liquid but at the time I had an iffy PSU that I didn't know about.
Edited by mayford5 - 6/4/12 at 5:49am
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As you discovered the H40 and similar CLCs are thermally poor CPU coolers. All you can do is try OC'ing your FX CPU and watch the temps. 61C core temp is the max 24/7 temp for the 8xxx series FX CPUs. Each CPU is different so your's might do good at the default voltage? The links below should answer any CPU cooling questions on the FX chips.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1221186/best-cpu-heatsink-for-fx8120

http://www.overclock.net/t/1249998/best-possible-cpu-fan-for-under-60

http://www.overclock.net/t/1242753/overclocking-my-8120-need-cooling-advice

http://www.overclock.net/t/1260241/high-end-air-cooling-vs-closed-loop-water-cooling/100#post_17391612
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I apologize for posting this as based on the above links it seems to be somewhat of a "repost."
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You should be able to crank it up a bit, but as AMD4ME said, please to push it too far!
try making a dual boot for linux mint, and then overclock it, I think you´ll be surprised...
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hello,
should work good,hes the tip......put the radiator on the intake port of your pc and a dust filter is a good idea.
my h100 is on the out take vents and is sucking hot air from the pc though it rather than cold air from out side.
Edited by MrPerforations - 9/18/12 at 2:44am
    
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