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Yeah, those look like what you want.

I guess I would just look at the CPU temp and hope its not really far off (is socket temp, so can vary quite a bit from actual core temps). But as long as the heatsink is mounted right with that 120mm cooler (it is 120mm, right?), I think you will run into the voltage wall before you overheat. Does the core temps display at all in the BIOS?


do these heatsinks come in different measurements or theyre all the same size?

no i cant read core temps from BIOS,only the cpu,which is 25C as i am typing this(core 35)

also i forgot to mention that i have Fortron Bluestorm II 500W PSU
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do these heatsinks come in different measurements or theyre all the same size?

no i cant read core temps from BIOS,only the cpu,which is 25C as i am typing this(core 35)

also i forgot to mention that i have Fortron Bluestorm II 500W PSU

Heatsinks usually come in 92mm, 120mm, and 140mm (because fans come in those sizes standard). I believe that cooler is generally rated quite a bit better than the CM Hyper 212, so not too worried about that.

Your PSU got fine reviews (interesting, considering not one of the brands I hear regularly). I wouldn't be worried about that either, and your GPU doesn't draw a lot of power.
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I was talking about VRM heatsinks...
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I was talking about VRM heatsinks...

Ah, my mistake.

I would measure the size of the space you have to mount some cooling, then see if there is room to fit those like you linked earlier, or something similar. They might all be around the same size, but I would still measure stuff to make certain.
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post #15 of 18
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i ordered 20 of them since they come in 10pcs packs (i only need 15 but im gonna use them somewhere else for safety measures)
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I put my old CPU cooler over the VRMs - tied with zipties to the case. They are running at 7V (google 7V mod) and are super quiet. I'm sure they are doing a nice cooling job.

Back to OCing your 940BE, I only got up to 3.4Ghz with the multiplier as I didn't have time to fine tune it. OCing the CPUNB also makes a big difference, so up that to at least 2.4Ghz, you might be able to get to 2.6 GHz.

Are you planning to OC with the multi, or the FSB?
 
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Lapped X4 940BE @ 3.5Ghz / NB @ 2.4GHz Biostar TA790GX 128M 1GB HD6950 @ 965/1360 (1.26V) Kingston Hyper-X 2GB x 4, 1066 MHz 5-5-5-15-22 ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB SSD, WD 640GB x 2 none Scythe Katana 3 Win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 24", Samsung 17" x 2 Logitech Illuminated Antec Earthwatts 750W Antec 300 
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Intel Core i5 2410M @ 2.3 Ghz stock Intel HD Graphics 3000 4GB 500 GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 WXGA (1366x768) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X2 245 GA-MA785GM-UD2H Onboard HD4200 Kingston 2GB 
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I put my old CPU cooler over the VRMs - tied with zipties to the case. They are running at 7V (google 7V mod) and are super quiet. I'm sure they are doing a nice cooling job.

Back to OCing your 940BE, I only got up to 3.4Ghz with the multiplier as I didn't have time to fine tune it. OCing the CPUNB also makes a big difference, so up that to at least 2.4Ghz, you might be able to get to 2.6 GHz.

Are you planning to OC with the multi, or the FSB?

I would go for upping multi only, as upping FSB speed puts strain on the mobo (and doesn't seem to provide as much benefit). I hear the 770 mobo he is using has a pretty low FSB wall anyway.
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I put my old CPU cooler over the VRMs - tied with zipties to the case. They are running at 7V (google 7V mod) and are super quiet. I'm sure they are doing a nice cooling job.

Back to OCing your 940BE, I only got up to 3.4Ghz with the multiplier as I didn't have time to fine tune it. OCing the CPUNB also makes a big difference, so up that to at least 2.4Ghz, you might be able to get to 2.6 GHz.

Are you planning to OC with the multi, or the FSB?

Multi only
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