Hi, I am new to over-clocking and I had a few questions before I do anything:
Here are my specs related for this discussion: Q6600 / P182 Antec / HSF Stock
My Q6600 2.4Ghz idles around 27C-29C. I wanted to overclock it to 3.0-3.2 on air. Questions that arise are:
1) My idle temps are so great for a stock HSF, why is it that I see forums/reviews where people install aftermarket HSF and still can't hit this low when its idle? Is it the ambient room temperature ?
2) Should I try overclocking it to 2.6Ghz on stock and see what happens?
3) Which aftermarket cooler do you recommend (Price range ~up to $60)
I'm thinking on these two, unless you have better alternatives
Thank you very much!