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what do you guys think would be the best heatsink that will fit on my motherboard and is good for overclocking?

heres the info on my motherboard with pics:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...en&lc=en&cc=us
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Most people here will tell you that the best heatsinks out there are the OCZ vendetta 2 and/or the TRUE (ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme), the Xigmatek HDT S1283 is also right up there with them, but is cheaper, which is great if your on a budget.

each of those coolers is pretty large, so make sure that you have enough space to fit one before you order it.

the thing that concerns me is that the board you said you had is a propriatary board (aka one that came with a pre-built PC). If thats the case, then almost 100% of the time the bios is locked, and you wont be able to overclock, which would kinda defeat the purpose of getting the cooler.
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You won't be able to do any serious overclocking seeing as how HP has locked BIOS' on their motherboards. So I would recommend a Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro.
    
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Most people here will tell you that the best heatsinks out there are the OCZ vendetta 2 and/or the TRUE (ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme), the Xigmatek HDT S1283 is also right up there with them, but is cheaper, which is great if your on a budget.

each of those coolers is pretty large, so make sure that you have enough space to fit one before you order it.

the thing that concerns me is that the board you said you had is a propriatary board (aka one that came with a pre-built PC). If thats the case, then almost 100% of the time the bios is locked, and you wont be able to overclock, which would kinda defeat the purpose of getting the cooler.
well, i got clockgen to work, and my cpu is running stable at 2.0ghz at 46c - 100% load running orthos now.
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Thats true, if your board supports clockgen, then you can indeed overclock. Its just that software OC'in is usually not thought of very highly, because there is generally more of a problem with software corruption (and if i remember right then you need to re-set it every time you restart your computer... but i could be wrong there) good job on the OC though... and your temps seem pretty good, especially for stock cooling.

EDIT: Oh and welcome to OCN, I totally missed the fact that you're a new member when I first responded. This is a great site. Its helped me out alot.
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thanks for the welcome

the software actually has a feature that makes it open every time windows starts, so you get the effect when you start up.
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post #7 of 15
you might enjoy this review... it compares alot of the more popular heatsinks. Its a good read.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=45&Itemid=62
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thanks
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post #9 of 15
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do you know of any slimmer/smaller heatsinks? i don't think any of those will fit in my case.
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post #10 of 15
What exactly is your budget/size limitations?
http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/index...1&limitstart=5

because this one is still fairly large, but its alot shorter, so it might work demending on your case layout... but its kinda pricy($60-70) which is about 20-30 more than the OCZ or the Xigmatek.
Edited by logan - 6/23/08 at 5:43pm
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