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So far all is stable, all tests are passing, and the max temp is 49c, 1 degree higher than max on stock settings. Current temp is 47c.

I'm going to let Prime95 run the whole time I'm at my job (I leave now for 9 hours). If its still running and everything passed when I'm home, I'll assume its stable at 3.2.
ehh with stock cooler i was able to get it stable enough to play anything i wanted all day at 3.45ghz. If you have an aftermarket cooler 3.5ghz+ should be cake.

keep HT around 2k.

mines a 95w, but shouldn't be a huge difference. just keep temps around 55c and for sure under 60c. People told me anything above 55c for the 125w chips really start to lose performance.
Edited by stangcharger - 10/21/09 at 7:13pm
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Can the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme be rotated on 790FX-GD70 motherboard so it blows hot air at the back of the case?

The pics I've seen online has the orientation pointing up and blocking ram slots..

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you can but you would need a mounting bracket.
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you can but you would need a mounting bracket.
The mounting brackets that come with Thermalright Ultra-120 will not allow this?
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The mounting brackets that come with Thermalright Ultra-120 will not allow this?
I do not belive so as IIRC they use the stock AM mounting hardware.
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How is Megahalem? I'm looking for a smaller heatsink.
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The pic you posted is the wrong orientation for a Vendetta 2. The cooler should be turned 180 degrees. That pic shows the air either being pulled through the HS or pushed down over the motherboard.

Anyway on your question, you can get a kit to change the orientation. There is an enzotech kit available for like USD5 on ppcs. Check that out.

Megahalem is a massive heatsink, its not small by any strtch of the imagination. If you want small go for the 92 mm one from Thermalright.
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How is Megahalem? I'm looking for a smaller heatsink.
Megahalems can be oriented both vertically and horizontally but you need to buy the AM2 mount since they only include Intel mounting brackets. The TRUE can be oriented vertically but you also need to buy aftermarket "crosshooks".

The Mega is about the same size as the TRUE give or take a cm.
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Smaller then the V10 is what I'm looking for. I have a full towel case so I have no problem installing any heatsink. The V10 blocks my CD drives because of its length.. I want to add another drive but can't.

I think I'll go with the Megahalem. I've read a lot of people getting better results over the TRUE.
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Can the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme be rotated on 790FX-GD70 motherboard so it blows hot air at the back of the case?

The pics I've seen online has the orientation pointing up and blocking ram slots..

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/90...c371s441#blank

That should do you good. It'll mount the hsf by clamping it down with the crossbar instead of standard am2/3 clips on sides. The crossbar mounts in both directions. I am about to get one for my Xig S1283. By the way it looks, it should be compatible with almost any cooler,a s long as you carefully look over you're cooler. IF there's a nice sized gap between the start of the fins and the base, this should be perfect.
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