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Someone I know just built himself a new computer. So some of his stuff from his other build he's giving away. I believe this is it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

I can get the exact model number latter.

I would like to OC my CPU (CPU in sig) to a higher clock, but I know that it would require a more powerful cooler then the stock one.

This would be free BTW.

So is it a good choice?
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post #2 of 14
If it fits your socket type then it should be nice and since it does then you will be fine. You will need to get some thermal compound though.
Edited by Biorganic - 1/27/11 at 3:34pm
 
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post #3 of 14
its not the greatest of coolers but a lot better than stock, and for free you can't loose, go for it.
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post #4 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post
You will need to get some thermal compound though.
I have plenty of that

Quote:
Originally Posted by pyra View Post
its not the greatest of coolers but a lot better than stock, and for free you can't loose, go for it.
Anything I should watch out for?
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post #5 of 14
According to Newegg reviews, it is a fantastic cooler.

But YMMV. :\\
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post #6 of 14
Free? Cant beat that! It's an ok cooler. I would watch your temps if you OC your CPU. If it does not work out for you, you can always upgrade!

Here are some good reviews of the better cpu coolers on the market.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...sair_h70/4.htm
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post #7 of 14
Use a program like HW monitor to monitor your cpu temps while oc'ing. I always stress test for atleast 8-24 hrs with prime 95 and monitor temps.

The listed max temp for that proc is 62C. System instability usually occurs a few degrees lower than that. About 57-59. You should be able to easily hit 3.2(conservative estimate)

Just be on the look out and good luck!
 
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post #8 of 14
I would not recommend that cooler for a 6 core CPU. I had the 9700 on my 940 when I first got it and it gave me horrible temps. I ended up getting a Xigmatek in a push/pull setup and it did wonders. The older Zalman coolers looked cool but as far as keeping your CPU cool they usually only managed that for dual-cores.

I'd recommend getting a tower cooler like the Xigmatek or 212, etc.
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post #9 of 14
There are extensive reviews on newegg of people using that cooler on 6 core cpus. Many of them are overclocked.

If you properly apply good thermal paste and pay attention to your temps that cooler should be fine. Some of the tower coolers will perform better but you should still be able to achieve atleast a moderate OC within a decent temp range.

*Note* a possible problem could be size and the fan orientation relative to your case airflow.
 
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post #10 of 14
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He looked it up and yeah it's the one I thought.

I'm sure there are better ones out there but for now this is free and should help get get past the 2.8GHz I'm at now.

I'm new to OCing so it's really baby steps for now.
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