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Well, i have an hp, and frankly, the stock hp computers dont come with the best heatsinks. I'm going to slowly start oc'ing my computer, but i need better cooling. I have a P4 socket 478. I found a heatsink. I dont know if its good, so im hoping you guys can tell me what fan/heatsink to get, and how high i could probably oc my comp.

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Yea, that Tt Big Typhoon is excellent, many people on this forum including myself recommend it for air cooling.

The big typhoon help me achieve a 1ghz overclock.

Buy it!

Also make sure your mobo and case has room for it, it is a gigantic HSF.
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indeed the big typhoon does get good marks. You can also try the thermalright xp120 and the thermalright xp90 and xp90c, also the aerocool HT-101.
 
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O, well then i'll probably get that big typhoon. How high do you think i can get my P4 northwood 2.6gh up to?
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you gotta realize each overclock is different. I have heard of people getting to around 3.6 with 2.4 p4's on air although im pretty sure those were 2.4AE prescotts not sure tho. id say shoot for around 3.4.
 
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt
O, well then i'll probably get that big typhoon. How high do you think i can get my P4 northwood 2.6gh up to?
Is it the 800 Mhz one or the 533 Mhz?

800 Mhz = 2.4 C (512 KB L2 Cache) = Nice overclocker with x14 multi

533 Mhz = 2.4 B (512 KB L2 Cache) = Not a very promising overclocker.

533 Mhz (2.4A; Prescott Core; 1 MB L2 Cache) = Nice overclocker. (x18 Multi)
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