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Watching the processor reach beyond the 5 GHz mark was impressive, but what punctuated this achievement was how cool the CPU ran while being extremely over-volted. The i7-2600K I worked with managed to skip past 5.2 GHz while pushing a mere 68°C. I'm sure you're wondering what cooler kept this processor running so cool, and here's the shocker: it was a 92mm Cooler Master Hyper TX3.

You read that correctly. This little $26 heatsink used three skinny heat-pipe rods and an Intel push-pin mounting system to tame an overclocked 5.2 GHz CPU to 68°C. It didn't require a ProlimaTech Megahalems or Thermalright Venomous-X, and even our beloved Scythe Mugen-2 would have been wasted on this effort. I think you get my point: it was the lowest possible denominator on the aftermarket cooling scale, and most impressive overclock could be done without all of the extra heat-pipes and copper fins. It's also why there may now be an entire industry poised to collapse as a direct result.
hmmm lol
post #2 of 79
Well as Jerry says..... Show Me The Money!!

I would figure when you make a bold claim like that the guy would be smart enough to provide a screen shot or some kind of proof..

I wonder how hie endorsers, FrozenCPU, Xiggy, CoolerMaster feel about him saying its the end of aftermarket cooling? LULZ
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post #3 of 79
I call BS.

He's probably using a monitoring program that isn't reading the new chip correctly.
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ohh wow my h50 will have no trouble then
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I agree, by the time ivy bridge comes along with 22nm tech there wont be need for aftermarket cooling, whatever is after ivy bridge probably wont even need a fan. wow
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Make the chips tougher, so we can push higher voltages, we'll MAKE aftermarket cooling needed.
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post #7 of 79
If you can get to 5.2 with the stock one, why not put an aftermarket heatsink and push it to 5.7. There will always be a need for aftermarket heatsinks.
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post #8 of 79
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Originally Posted by Klinkey View Post
I agree, by the time ivy bridge comes along with 22nm tech there wont be need for aftermarket cooling, whatever is after ivy bridge probably wont even need a fan. wow
Not exactly. While it will be much easier to cool due to lower overall temps, the maximum thermal limit will be lower as a result of the smaller node. At least traditionally it works this way, unless they have made some breakthrough.
post #9 of 79
Well we've had lots of die shrinks in the past but CPU coolers continue to get bigger, look at the NH-D14, so massive it hardly fits in an ATX case.
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LOL

liquid nitrogen= 10GHZ
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