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Good info ^^

The dul core opterons do kick out a fair bit of heat.

I use the SI-120 at the overclocks in my sys specs and get load temperatures of 40*C with the 120mm fan running at 1200RPM.

However when the CPU voltge was increased to 1.55v (the suggested maximum voltage that should be applied to these cores) the cpu temperature does rocket upto nearly 50*C and the fan needs to be increased to 2200RPM to keep the temps reasonable.

Looking at the stepping that you have, you will find that you will need to increse the core voltage quite a bit to get high overclocks. With this in mind I would suggest getting the Thermaltake BT or the Thermalright heatsinks since these offer the better performance.
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