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My Low Temps = Good Overclock

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Right now my cpu is at 28c idle. great isnt it? I was messing around and got my cpu (A64 3500+) overclocked to 2.6Ghz @ 31c, which from what I understand is one of the hardest processors to overclock, because well, it's already been overclocked. From the factory anyway.

With my old $8 fan, i couldnt get above 2.4GHz. Goodbye masscool, hello zalman.

I also cut off all my case fan grills and put aftermarket chrome ones on.

If anyone cares this is how my case is set up,

aerocool 120mm "turbine fan" in the front bottom
generic 80mm green led fan in the case window
120mm psu fan
120mm rear fan
2x40mm OTES fans in the rear
92mm zalman cnps7000-AlCu

thank you cooling gurus at overclock.net!!!
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Thats a good setup.
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my dads venice 3200+ runs at 25c idle , and i got my 3200 to run at 2.8 ghz and i got a 2.67ghz daily
edit :- both on stock cooler
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can be significant diff in OC. At least your both 90nm, whereas im limited to -sigh- my Newie core
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