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I just looked at my peak temp... 71 celcius on my 2600k... not exactly a pleasant temperature to be dealing with (and that's not using a CPU stress program, that's just after 5 hours of keeping HWMonitor on). I haven't overclocked either.

I meant to buy the 2600k since it has a better cooler than the 2500k, and simply stick with the 2600k at stock (rather than getting a 2500k with an aftermarket cooler and overclock a lesser chip).

So I'm calculating my options... thinking of an h70... don't really know though.
    
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I'd like to know also. I'll be monitoring this thread. Is anyone out there cooling a 2600K with a Hyper 212+? I'll be upgrading soon and I'd like to know some preliminary temperature readings.
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If you're looking for something to keep it cool for 4.6GHz-4.8Ghz 24/OC, I'd say a Noctua NH-D14.

I have temps of around 25-35ºC iddle and about 60-64ºC load while @ 4.6Ghz, and close to 68ºC while at 4.8Ghz.

That is with 100% stressing programs such as prime 95 or folding@home
    
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Damn, the NH-D14 seems like a really good option for me. Now I just need to earn $85 bucks somehow. That thing is expensive. It looks like you can run 5.0GHz for daily use. Taken into account. Thanks!
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post #5 of 18
Yeah, the Noctua D-14 is awesome.


I have a 2500K and I run 4.5GHz on 1.3V with 60c max temp after ~7 hours prime95.


It's really good cooling, althought its quite big, you can't have any memory that is too big (coolers on)
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One of the main reasons I went with an i7 2600 was the power efficiency over the i7 950. I've never been a fan of the super gignatic cpu coolers and have had excellent results with a Noctua NH-U9B SE2. My i7 2600 idles in the mid to upper twenties and mid thirties under moderate load. I don't overclock or run prime. I've also used the Corsair H50 with excellent results but couldn't get past the thought of it failing ang killing my Rig !
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Sub'd I would like to see whats working best
    
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post #8 of 18
My 2600K is currently at 4.6GHz with 1.32vcore and under full load (folding -smp) for 30+ hours, temps are in the high 40s to low 50s.
Using a EK Supreme HF with a 360 and 240 rad in the loop (overkill, but plan on adding some gpu blocks in the future). Water is the way... ...you can pick up one of those rasa kits cheap and they perform very well from what I have seen.

You really need to have people at least post their vcore to get any kind of understanding of the cooling system. Other factors play in (fans, ambient, case, airflow, etc.), but at least you can get a little idea if they post their voltages.
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post #9 of 18
I'm using aquacomputer cpu and gpu blocks on water atm, anything over 1.4 vcore is gonna need to be on water imo.

Running vcore on 1.5 atm @5 Ghz and small fft p95 takes it to 85C after some further tuning, but im located in malaysia and its summer all the time here
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post #10 of 18
I keep reading "SB" as "South Bridge" Rather than "Sandy Bridge"

People need to start using a different abbreviation, lol.
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