Originally posted by: skline00
I have a very good CPU cooler Corsair H100 AND a solid 990FX mb Asus Sabertooth so OCing the 8150 makes sense. I notice the jump in performance. It "feels" closer in performance to my OC'd Intel2500k chips than when it is stock.
Thanks for the reply. You are right, there is no reason for me not to try some overclocking to see if I get any significant gains since I have a decent motherboard and cpu cooler.
I have used my Noctua NH-D14 and my Corsair H100 on my I7 and they were very close in cooling performance. The H100 runs about 2-3C cooler under load with prime 95 @ 4.3 GHz overclock.
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