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dark knight for my 2600k - enough for 4ghz OC?

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So I'm looking to cool on-the-cheap, can get the xigmatek DK for $16 shipped right now. I've never installed a cooler and assume I'll need some sort of thermal paste too... Is there anything of better value than the DK @ $16 shipped? Will this be enough for me to OC to 4ghz with?

Thanks!

edit: one more question - will I need any sort of adapter plate for this?
Edited by whitehawk - 1/15/11 at 7:01pm
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Should fit just fine as long as it's the Rev. W. : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
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Thank you!

Any idea how high of a 24/7 OC I could expect to run with this cooler?
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Originally Posted by whitehawk View Post
Thank you!

Any idea how high of a 24/7 OC I could expect to run with this cooler?
Depends on too many factors, including your ambient temps, the type of fans you put on the heatsink, case airflow, your chip etc...

But I'm willing to be you can get 4.4GHz at the very least...
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