just for an update i cleaned my heatsink and fan (thermaltake beetle) and added that optional fan on the exhaust. I am now running full load 48C, stable and about to see if i can't break the 3ghz mark. not bad for just air in my opinion. I never thought to clean it until today.
I also have LCB9E but in my current case I'm not getting the airflow I would like. but at the temp I am currently running I'm sure I can probably get to 3.1 but not sure if I really need to. 3Ghz should be plenty...then again I might get greedy.
When I had mine at 3.1 it failed primes on both cores after about an hour. After that I stopped and put it back to where I have it now. But once again I was back to needing better cooling. I think 3.1 stable is obtainable on very good air cooling or a water setup.
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