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post #1 of 11
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Is it worth upgrading from stock cooling to a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme to overclock this as much as possible? What's the FSB/MHz wall on these things? Does the FSB mod help bypass the wall?
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post #2 of 11
you dont really need a TRUE. instead get a simple cooler.
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post #3 of 11
I would agree. I overclocked a c2d e6400 from 2.13 GHz to 3.2ish on an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro and had pretty low load temps (can't remember exactly what they were). You definitely should upgrade from stock but the thermalright is probably overkill.
    
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post #4 of 11
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Well, like I said, I want to push this all the way, and I don't know the limit yet. Would it be a good idea to push to the limit, not worry about heat while pushing it, and then choose a cooler after I know the limit?
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post #5 of 11
It'll be difficult to determine a stable overclock with temps through the roof. If money isn't an issue here, it obviously won't hurt to have the best. Check this chart out for a few other ideas http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...spx?i=3268&p=7
    
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post #6 of 11
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Very true about the temps. Well, I guess I could always upgrade if the e4300 doesn't give me a overclock that I'm happy with. I never knew the Noctua NH-U12P matched the TRUE with two fans. I wonder what would happen if some higher performance fans were added in. Anyways, which should I get, the Noctua or the TRUE? Money isn't that much of an issue, as long as it's not rediculously expensive. I'd prefer if my computer wasn't turned into an jet either.
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post #7 of 11
The Noctua is known to be dead silent (with the single fan). I currently have a TRUE with a Scythe S-Flex 1600 rpm and can hardly hear it. Heatsinkfactory.com has a pretty good deal on the TRUE (keep in mind you do have to purchase a fan separately, they have the s-flex as well). The TRUE + S-Flex is a little bit more than a single fan noctua. I went through this about a month ago and decided on the TRUE, but I'm reasonably sure you'll be happy with either.

After all that, my vote is the TRUE with an S-Flex (best noise/airflow/price imo).
    
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post #8 of 11
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How's the TRUE with two fans?
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post #9 of 11
my vote is for the TRUE
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post #10 of 11
I don't think i've ever seen a review/benchmarks of a TRUE with 2 fans, but seeing how well the Noctua performance increased with dual fans I would imagine the TRUE could stand to benefit from a 2nd fan as well. Only thing is you'll have to find another pair of thermalright fan clips for another fan.
    
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