Originally Posted by Behlial
Thanks again for the great advice everyone! I am planning to OC my machine to somewhere between 3.7-4ghz. Would you think the A70 Corsair fan would be good enough to do the job, or should I look at different alternatives. I was eyeing up the fan by noctua, or maybe trying the watercooling of the H50 or H70. Just want to keep it stable. I normally keep my place rather cool/cold 80% of the time. Any suggestions would be great!
Silver Arrow (I almost wrote Airrow) is on the top of the heap ATM. The Noctua NH-D14 is right behind, followed closely by the VX and the Megahalems. In any particular review you will see various of these on top. But expect very good cooling from the Arrow and the D14 with little noise.
I bought the D14 before the Arrow was out. I could use GT AP-15's on it, but the AP-14's are good enough, and quieter. I could gets even better cooling with one or two 38mm fans. The options are so varied. The Arrow will even fit a 38mm fan in the middle. This would tend to muffle a San Ace -H1011 a bit and still give great results - good enough to cool and 875k at 4GHz.
As for the H70, you'll have to track down comparative reviews. From what I've seen it ranges from the Tt Frio / Mugen 2 level to the VX/Megahalems level. Others will
Now, I have a question of you:
You have a GA-P55A-UD4P. I just wrote to Gigabyte's [sarcasm]stellar[/sarcasm]tech support site to ask them about adjusting the Turbo boost the way Ghost Leader does. I even gave them a link to GL's post where he explains it. I got a non-responsive response.
So, what BIOS version are you using, and can you adjust the Turbo Boost multiplier?
I would test it myself but I am loath to break up a really nice heatsink/cpu/mb seating just now.