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Hey guys, I wanted to start preparing my computer for its near-future overclocking. This would be my first OC so I'm not going to OC it too much. I heard my MB isn't very OC friendly anywho . . . whats that mean lol?

So, what do you guys recommend for a decent CPU cooler. I hear a lot of people love the Tuniq Tower 120 but it seems a bit overkill for what I need (+ expensive + hard to get a hold on). What other cooler do you guys recommend for a mild overclock? Ive heard of Artic Freezer and Zalman as well.

Also, it appears that my cores run a little hot on stock cooling as they idle around 42-44 ish and LOAD at a max of 54 (according to Core Temp Beta). . . so plz keep that in mind. Thank you guys.

Oh yea, and I know I need some AS5.
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It's in stock right now.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...ler_T-120.html

Most good coolers will be right around that price range so why not get the best? And grab you some AS5 to go with it. Then you can get started on your OCing.

What you have for your motherboard is an Nforce intel. They just aren't very good overclockers.

Here is a review one that says some good things about it.

http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.aspx

I believe there is some software you can download that will allow to go above that 400 mhz fsb range.

Edit: your ram might also hold you back your OC.
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Thank you for your reply. If other posters think I should go with the TT120 then I guess I should. I plan on taking my e6400 to no higher than 3ghz however.
Is my RAM a big problem? I didn't plan on purchasing new RAM.
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