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So I am curious, what OC can the stock sandy bridge cooler handle? How hot is the thing running while underload when gaming and such when clocked at 4.5Ghz or so?
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Depends on the voltage, that's what creates heat.
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So I am curious, what OC can the stock sandy bridge cooler handle? How hot is the thing running while underload when gaming and such when clocked at 4.5Ghz or so?

No overclocking recommended with the stock cooler. Definitely not 4.5 GHz.

Greg
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So I am curious, what OC can the stock sandy bridge cooler handle? How hot is the thing running while underload when gaming and such when clocked at 4.5Ghz or so?

the stock cooler is designed for stock. it might be OK for low clocks like 4.0 but even at that will still be quite warm. simply put get an aftermarket cooler if you want to Overclock. smile.gif
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post #5 of 9
I can hit 80-90 on the stock cooler and stock settings, and that's Ivy...

Edit: Although, you should be able to increase the clock a bit without increasing voltage. Whatever clocks are stable at stock voltage should be good, increasing clock still increases heat but not nearly as much as increasing voltage.
Edited by MME1122 - 5/30/13 at 7:33pm
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How high is Sandy rated for out of curiosity? I'll likely pick up a aftermarket cooler if I keep the thing.
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post #7 of 9
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How high is Sandy rated for out of curiosity? I'll likely pick up a aftermarket cooler if I keep the thing.
TjMax is 100 C, that's the point at which the chip will throttle and might shut down. Safe 24/7 temp ranges, people will say anything between 70 and 90 usually. I like to keep my Ivy below 90, they're almost identical as far as safe temps.
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IB runs hotter than SB. SB TJ max is 98 I believe, where as IB is 105.
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Originally Posted by Peanuts4 View Post

How high is Sandy rated for out of curiosity? I'll likely pick up a aftermarket cooler if I keep the thing.

tj max is 98*C
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