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water or air for me?

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Hey guys....

Im gonna upgrade soon to probably a Q6600/6700.....

Currently I have an Exos koolance liquid cooling system for my cpu , and tbh , its just too big and load and i dont like it very much.....

however i do like that fact that under full load , my E6600@3,2ghz never goes above 55C......and If i had to switch to a high end CPU AIR COOLER , how much my temps would jump? , and would I beable to hit atleast 3.4GHZ with the new chips withought encountering heat issues?

thanks for any help.

peace

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What voltage are you using for 3.2GHz? I'm getting a similar load temp (56C) with an Ultra 120 Extreme and a undervolted Panaflo H1 fan...your temps may actually go down if you get a good air cooling unit, as your current system is honestly not that great.
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my best possible piece of advise for you would be to get the new intel core 2 duo E8400 its an amazing processor, im on air cooling with a zalman cnps9700 heatsink and arctic silver 5 thermal compound and im at 4ghz (with possibility of going further) with an idle temp of 35C and max temp of 56 under max strain
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"YeaBaby" in the for sale section selling the e8400 for 220 shipped

http://www.overclock.net/sale/309848-sale-e8400.html
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