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Topic Title: X3 8650 OC questions?
Topic Summary: Is it possible to go to 3.0 on the stock cooler?
Created On: 06/18/2009 08:00 PM
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 06/18/2009 08:00 PM
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Hey everyone, new to the forums, and I'm going to be building a new rig in the next week or so (as soon as the money comes). I'm going to be using a GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 mobo, with 2 gigs of Corsair DDR2 1066 RAM, a 1TB WD Caviar Green, and a 575W Logisys PSU, all in a Broadway Com Corp ATX Mid tower case (one 250 mm fan on the side, I'll probably add a 120mm to the back). I was just wondering how high I can take the tri-core on air cooling with the stock cooler. I've seen rumors of 3.0 stable, but it seems like the stock cooler would be a little underpowered for that. Anyone have any recommendations as to how high I should go on stock cooling?
 06/20/2009 01:38 AM
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not really, i had an 8450 and i was barely tapping 2.5ghz. You might be able to get it higher with a 790gx chipset, ive seen guys hit 3.2ghz with 8450s. Remember though 790gx. Its not the cooler though, its your mobo.


My pc: Chieftec Dragon Case-Phenom 2 940 (stock cooler) 3.7ghz-Corsair TX650-160gbX2raid0-2gigs ddr2 dualchannel-M3A78-CM-Radeon HD 4890 1000/1100- all stable fulltime clocks. 1920x1200p scepter Xwing
 06/20/2009 03:25 AM
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The only way your going to find out is to try and see how far you can go. But I don't think your going to get anyware close to 3.0Ghz. More likly 2.5 and that would pushing it.

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