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I'm going to buy one of these to put in my sig rig and was wondering how likely it would be for me to get at least 3ghz out of it with my current system(mostly the cooler), and how easy is it to get stable 3ghz with this thing?

I'm almost positive my Zalman can handle it, but wanted a second opinion before I fried it.
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You should be able to get 3.0 but not much more
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There was a Greek review site that got higher than 3.0GHz using stock cooling. Granted without an aftermarket cooler, the temps were a little high to use 24/7, but the Zalman should be up to the task. It's not a bad idea to keep an eye on those temps though, and as long as you're careful you shouldn't have to worry about frying it.

Don't let the 140W TDP scare you either, it seems to be pretty conservative. According to this review it doesn't even consume 140W at load, so it's not dissipating that much.
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Just as I thought! Thanks.
And thats good, because the 140w was my main worry.
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let us know what u get for any benchmarking tests and stability tests u do with that bad boy. I started a thread earlier trying to see if anyone here had picked a 9950 up yet, but it doesnt seem anyone has. thanks
    
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Let us know hot it goes. I'm quie curious about this processor as well.
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Hmm, seems like the only boards that support 140w CPU's are the 790FX boards...

I have heard that a guy was pulling 170w with his 9950 on a AX78 over at the Abit forums
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