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I have a Zalman 7000Al-Cu Heatsink but not installed yet, and I am curious if that is enough for a serious overclock. Would I be better off with the 7700Al-Cu? Im intentionally avoiding the all copper models b/c of the weight diff. Basically, is there enough of a difference between the two to make it worth it to scrap the 7000 for the 7700?
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I have a Zalman 7000Al-Cu Heatsink but not installed yet, and I am curious if that is enough for a serious overclock. Would I be better off with the 7700Al-Cu? Im intentionally avoiding the all copper models b/c of the weight diff. Basically, is there enough of a difference between the two to make it worth it to scrap the 7000 for the 7700?
It's enough, the stock cooler is even enough if your case airflow is decent. I used to run 2.86 ghz on the stock cooler. It worked fine,it was just too loud. The pure copper versions of your cooler only help like 1 degree or so.
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Thanks! I guess I'm just super paranoid about cooling
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