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 01/18/2010 05:16 PM
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nateyo
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I'm able to overclock easily to 3.4 on just a stock fan but I've heard of people getting an easy 3.8 with a better fan. I've always used stock fans and just not overclocked much, but it seems you can get a lot of OC'ing with this processor just on air. All the specs are in my sig, so if anyone has suggestions on which fan would be best please tell me! =]

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 01/18/2010 05:59 PM
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What size/type case do you have?
How much are you willing to spend?
 01/18/2010 08:54 PM
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nateyo
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It's an ATX mid-tower I've got a decent amount of clearance around the CPU.

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 01/20/2010 10:19 AM
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You will need to double check your clearances but Noctua has good heat/sink and fan units if you do not mind spending a few extra $'s.

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 01/25/2010 05:06 AM
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I use a ZeroTherm BTF90 it keeps me with in 25~30c of ambient under full OC load and fits in an old emachines micro ATX case.

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 01/25/2010 08:45 AM
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depends on your budget mayte but i hear good things about the coolermaster hyper 212+ not sure on the US price for them.. $30 maybe?

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com...cpu-cooler-review.html

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 01/25/2010 09:40 AM
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slaveondope
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heres a great review site on hsf. http://www.frostytech.com/arti...?articleid=1986&page=4

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 01/25/2010 09:54 AM
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">http://www.frostytech....rti.....2419&page=4



LOL do keep up

its all about DHT these days also the choice of adding your own fan, universal bracket and option for push pull make the coolermaster the much better option and its cheap as.. a good cooler is a good investment.

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 01/25/2010 10:23 AM
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http://www.frostytech.com/arti...?articleid=2461&page=4 heres a more complete list yes the coolmaster is better wasnt knocking it. He mentioned the case size possible being and issue the ZeroTherm was the best cooler that would fit my case. I would have gone with the CoolMaster too since it beforms better and is cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835103065 though its total height is 158.5 mm i had roughly 160mm clearance and didnt want to take the chance. The Zero http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835887001 is a mere 128mm tall thats a solid inch that allowed me to keep runnning my intake fan that are side panel mounted. Also another advantage the Zero had was the ability to mount the HSF in any direct and it includes brackets for anything as of now you could run. Also i owned a CoolerMaster not the 212 and it was horrible due to the heatpipes and base pad not being flush and having pockets along the edges of the pipes at the base. Air pockets air no good for cooling. Keep up what fits your bill may not fit anothers.

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 01/29/2010 04:52 PM
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nateyo
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cool, i'll have to do some clearance measuring to make sure it fits but that looks like a great buy, thanks!

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OCZ Gold DDR3 1600 6Gb
WD Caviar Blue 640gb in RAID 1
EVGA Geforce GTX 275
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
 03/03/2010 03:07 AM
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sam.reader
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Did you check out Arctic Cooling?
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/index.php
They provide the best cooling options for all the parts of a gig.
The prices are a bit high but its better to buy a branded product which gives a the result of two unbranded fans together

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 03/18/2010 08:17 PM
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I use an OCZ Vendetta 2 http://www.microcenter.com/sin...roduct_id=0285949. Very good! I am running 4 cores unlocked on my Phenom II x2 550 @ 1.36v. Keeps me at a cool 38-40c when running Prime95.



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Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550 B.E. (x4) @ 3515.44 MHz (200.88 * 17.5)
Cooling: OCZ Vendetta 2 (keeps it around 40C When gaming)
MB Model: Asus M4A785-M
Memory: A-Data G Series 4096 MB DDR2 Dual Channel 401.8 MHz 2.01V @ 5-5-5-12
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT EE 1024mb (1GB) O.C.'d to 635Mhz Core clock and 1588Mhz shader clock Using MSI Afterburner program.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 03/19/2010 05:13 AM
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sam.reader
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Your results for OCZ Vendetta 2 are really good.
But I prefer Arctic cooling a it comes a bit cheaper and has a 5year warranty which serves my purpose great.
More over I have a second fan opposite to it which is a Coolmaster product and its decent enough and worth the money

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