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Cooler for i7-4770k

I want to upgrade from my C2A 9550 to i7-4770k. I'm using a ZALMAN CNPS5X for my Q9550 (no OC). From what I read, the Stock HSF comes with i7-4770k is garbage. It cannot keep the temperature below 100C on full load, causing CPU throttling. So I wonder if my Cooler can stand this i7-4770k on stock speed. My Q9550 have never reached 65C with this Cooler, and a benchmark indicates that with an i7-860 OC to 3.3 GHz, the temps on full load is 69C, with the room temp 23C. My room temperature is below 30C. Anyway, what do you guy think? Will the Cooler withstand the CPU.
By the way, can I use a 2400 MHz RAM with this CPU at stock speed by turning on XMP. I'm planning to buy a Gskill RAM bus 2400 and a motherboard that is listed in their QVL. Can I run the RAM at that speed with XMP?
Finally, what do you guy think about MSI mainboards?
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  1. The qvl is just ram that's been tested. Almost all ddr3 will work with all z87 boards so buy any board you want.

    Your cooler will need to be replaced. That 92mm cooler isn't going to cool very well with Haswell.

    Something like this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709020
  2. or the 212 Hyper EVO
  3. Tradesman1 said:
    or the 212 Hyper EVO



    212 is very overrated trade

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    That's results from 1 review and I'm not doubting them, but after using well over 100 EVOS, I've had no complaints and all the rigs are highly OCed - for $35 you can't beat it, Mine run 24/7 at about 33 in Arizona 3570K @ 4.7, and 2500K @ 4.8....for diff in price - a good burger and a couple brews
  5. Intel God said:
    The qvl is just ram that's been tested. Almost all ddr3 will work with all z87 boards so buy any board you want.

    Your cooler will need to be replaced. That 92mm cooler isn't going to cool very well with Haswell.

    Something like this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709020

    So what do you think about the temp with my 92mm fan? Will it reach 75C.
    I can get a 120mm fan if I must. I just want to know the temp.
    y the way,But still, can I get the 2400MHZ RAM to run at that bus speed without OCing the CPU?
  6. The 4770K should handle 2400 at around 4.1 or so (and should be able to max at 32GB)
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    The 4770K should handle 2400 at around 4.1 or so (and should be able to max at 32GB)


    Lol, so without OCing, can the CPU handle 1866?
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    That's results from 1 review and I'm not doubting them, but after using well over 100 EVOS, I've had no complaints and all the rigs are highly OCed - for $35 you can't beat it, Mine run 24/7 at about 33 in Arizona 3570K @ 4.7, and 2500K @ 4.8....for diff in price - a good burger and a couple brews


    I haven't had a good burger in quite some time :lol:
  9. Probably about 1866/9...just wondering though why bother with a K if not going to OC
  10. Tradesman1 said:
    Probably about 1866/9...just wondering though why bother with a K if not going to OC


    It sounds better and a 0.1 GHz Stock clock ^_^
    My dad will buy a new CPU for me and I get to choose. What do you think.. 4770 or 4770k =))
    Anyway, thanks for the information.
  11. FX8350 \ 5.1GHZ. \ 1.384 VOLTS http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2766915.png



    Phanteks PH-TC14PE with Scythe Slipstream 110 CFM fans attached.

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  12. dongbin2696
    The K model for sure, keep you happy much longer since it's unlocked

    Intel God
    It's only $15, we might have to settle for 2 brews each and flip to leave a tip :)
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