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I want to reach 4.0ghz on my 920 with C0 stepping. What heat sink would allow me to reach 4.0ghz? I'm on a fairly tight budget so cheaper is better biggrin.gif
Edited by smitty5569 - 2/16/13 at 2:09pm
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C0... be advised, they get quite hot and power hungry at 4.0.

Cooler Master TPC 812 - $54.88:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=047439
NZXT Havik 140 - $69.99:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=039974
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post #3 of 10
What's the difference between c0 and d0? I have d0 and am running at 4.3 Ghz.

Oh, and running an h50. Pretty good cooling if you ask me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

49.99 after rebate.
Edited by Obsuniva - 2/16/13 at 2:19pm
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You must be extremely extremely lucky to hit 4.0Ghz on air with a C0. Your best change is the Thermalright silver arrow sb-e extreme but even it is probably not enough even if you disable HT to decrees heat.
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Originally Posted by Obsuniva View Post

What's the difference between c0 and d0? I have d0 and am running at 4.3 Ghz.

C0 is an older stepping and generally needs a good deal more vcore then a D0. Where a D0 can hit 4.0Ghz with something in the 1.25-1.40V range while the C0 usually sits in the 1.30-1.50V range or might not run at 4.0Ghz at all.
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post #5 of 10
I hit 4.0 on a C0 under a CoolerMaster v6gt, cant remember my temps but i'm sure they were comfortable(ish)
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post #6 of 10
Most of the big twin towers and single towers like Archon SB-E and True Spirit 140 are in same 3-4c range.

Getting 3.5-3.8GHz is pretty normal. 4.0GHz is silicone lottery land
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Oh, and running an h50. Pretty good cooling if you ask me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

49.99 after rebate.

Honestly, I would rather get an Hyper 212 Evo which is 2x cheaper than the H50 and has a better fan.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/272367-11-tomshardware

But it'd be probably not sufficient that's why I'd get the TPC 812 or the NZXT Havik 140.
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post #8 of 10
Having an H50 and now knowing WAY more I would say If you do go with an AIO system they don't pull ahead until about the $100 mark.
Define budget and what are you using now?
Here's a somewhat unrelated review.
Here's the spreadsheet with all the different coolers.
or wait for the Swiftech H220. drool.gif
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IMO the cheapest watercooling unit that is worth considering is the Cooler Master Seidon 120M, but yeah it still has poor value compared to aircoolers.
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post #10 of 10
phanteks ph-tc14pe its 86$ but will be more than enough to tame a 920


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001


Done.
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