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Question is pretty much in title.
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on that DK it will probably be 3.8ghz
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on that DK it will probably be 3.8ghz
thx, i wonder if it would be worth the upgrade.
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Well the H70 is on par with most high end air coolers, and with my 4.03Ghz I have no heat issues. In normal gaming/usage I don't see higher than about 40-45C, and full load I can keep under 70C after 4 hours. I am pretty sure you could get manageable temps at ~4.0 with your cooler.
post #5 of 11
Well that H70 is a $90 cooler, the DK is $40 so I don't think its gonna have the same cooling prowess.
post #6 of 11
970 on air is a waste. It's water or bust with a proc that nice.
 
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post #7 of 11
I just bought a 970, Oced it to 4.2 and my d14 couldn't handle it. I was hitting 90C all cores. So i went with XSPC RX360 WCing kit. I think you can go 4.0 with air but after that it needs water. With water im sure i can push it to 4.4+.
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post #8 of 11
IMO, it almost has as much to do with airflow in your case as your cooler. I'm in the high 50's at 4ghz with my venomous x under prime95. That is pretty epic since my case has an intake fan right next to the cooler. Now you put the VX in a friggin full tower with one intake in the front bottom of the case and I wouldn't be suprised if temps jumped 20c.
post #9 of 11
It also depends on the vcore you are able to run stable with ur cpu/mobo. I have been able to run 4.0+ at under 1.3v, which has helped keep my temps reasonable. I also have good airflow and aftermarket fans.

OP - I also have an Antec 902, and the airflow is great for air cooling. I Just looked your CPU cooler, and it seems you can't mount a 2nd fan on it? That's a bit of a bummer, but I am pretty confident if your airflow through the case is solid, you can get to 3.8-4.0 on your cooler. Your p95 load temps may not be great, but for gaming etc, you should be solid.
post #10 of 11
I've seen several 970's pull 4.2 - 4.3 on the damn stock coolers. A good aftermarket cooler will pretty much guarantee 4.0+.
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