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Hello all, i was wondering if i could Get my Phenom to 4Ghz with a Corsair A70 i can get for $25. Or are there any other Great performing Air coolers that don't break bank?

Currently i'm running my CPU with the following:
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ with 2 fans (Medium speed)
Speed: 3.75Ghz with 250Fsb with 15x Multi
Voltage: ~1.44v
temperatures: idle at ~42c // load ~55c

Tried a 4ghz suicide run with the fans on high and load temps were ~65c
so would this Cooler be worth it?
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The A70's great. It got me to 4ghz easy.
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post #3 of 15
What revision is your PII, C2 or C3?

A70 is not an upgrade from a hyper 212+ more like an alternative.
What fan are you using?
    
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Good ole Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B
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Quote:
Originally Posted by max it View Post
The A70's great. It got me to 4ghz easy.
Great

What are your temps?


Quote:
Originally Posted by spikexp View Post
What revision is your PII, C2 or C3?

A70 is not an upgrade from a hyper 212+ more like an alternative.
What fan are you using?
I'm using a C3 revision but are you sure Its not an Upgrade? In many tests i've seen it come within 2c-4c of a D14.

I am using 1 BladeMaster and 1 cooler Master R4. They have very similar CFM.
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post #7 of 15
If you're only at 3.75GHz with 1.44v, chances are that it won't get past 3.9GHz. Even if you had a totally awesome water cooling system, you'd be limited by voltage, not temps.
 
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Good ole Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B
Its $20 more for that.
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I'm using a C3 revision but are you sure Its not an Upgrade? In many tests i've seen it come within 2c-4c of a D14.
Oh, I must have thought about the A50.
If people here say the A70 is good, I might consider buying on at 25$ CAD on ncix.
    
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If you're only at 3.75GHz with 1.44v, chances are that it won't get past 3.9GHz. Even if you had a totally awesome water cooling system, you'd be limited by voltage, not temps.
The voltage in my System for the CPU goes something like this

In the Bios: 1.45v
In CPU-z: 1.440v (with No load, CnQ disabled)
In CPU-z: 1.392v-1.408v (with p95 or any stress program)

so its technically stable at 1.392v (i can even run it at 3.8Ghz with this but i'd have to lose the 250Fsb.

i did the Suicide run at 4Ghz with the following
In the Bios: 1.55v
In Cpu-z: 1.52v (no load)
In Cpu-z: 1.47v (with p95 or any stress program)

i don't know why the voltage drops like that.
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