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Because this thread has had a lot of activity, I think it would be great to ask some questions...

So essentially what is the least expensive cooler that has been proven to get the i3-540 up to 4.6GHz? Would is be effective to lap the CPU+Cooler? Would it be effective to buy after market thermal paste? If so what model? And would an after market fan configuration be at all effective? If so what fan configuration?
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Because this thread has had a lot of activity, I think it would be great to ask some questions...

So essentially what is the least expensive cooler that has been proven to get the i3-540 up to 4.6GHz? Would is be effective to lap the CPU+Cooler? Would it be effective to buy after market thermal paste? If so what model? And would an after market fan configuration be at all effective? If so what fan configuration?
Um, best way to get your questions answered is to post it in the air cooling forums.

To answer your questions:
No idea.
It is effective if you do it correctly.
I think MX-5 is among the top TIMs and is generally more effective than the stock Intel TIM
Some aftermarket coolers are much much much better than the stock ones.
If you can do it, a push pull fan configuration will provide the best results.
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