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Upgrading from Hyper 212+

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Currently, SMP folding @ 3.8 GHz 1.26V would get my cores to an uncomfortable 77-79C, with a Hyper 212+. I've tried remounting many times, but the temperatures remained the same. I'm using stock 212+ paste, with the 3 thin lines on copper pipes method.
My case's airflow I'd imagine is pretty good, I can feel the hot air coming out of my heatsink going out of my case's rear exhaust.

As a result, I am thinking about upgrading to a higher end air cooler.
I don't think I can fit Silver Arrow or Noctua, I don't want to risk it?
If I get Megahalems w/ Blademaster push and pull, or Venomous X, how much improvement should I expect to get in temps?
I might measure the interior of my rig later to see if I can fit Silver Arrow, so an estimation of temps w/ Silver Arrow/Noctua would be nice too.

EDIT:
Using these ram, would it obstruct my heatsink/fans?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104118

Thanks.
Edited by Durdle Class A - 2/28/11 at 12:57am
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/off topic, but maybe helpful

The Hyper is a good cooler and it is probably a bit undersized for a 3.8GHz i7. However you should know that unless you also have a fan on the upper part of the case set as exhaust (aside from the rear one), it's unlikely the airflow to be as good as you think it is. On a cheaper case a friend had a while back we managed to lower by over 5°C and achieved silence by simply drilling a 120mm fan hole on top of the case between the PSU & DVD-ROM.

You should test if by any chance there's a heat pocket between the CPU cooler & 5.25" bays (just above the RAM slots); if it is, you'd lower by quite a few °C the CPU temp just by changing the case with say an Antec 300. A 3.8GHz i7 outputs over 150W and you need very good airflow just to take that out; buying a better CPU cooler that evacuates heat even faster from the CPU may not bring a gain if the case can't pull the hot air out.
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i applied the tim the same way you did, but i put it on the spacers between the heat pipes and now its great. the ram you posted will work with them higher end coolers. just make sure your case will fit them,there pretty large.
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