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Overclocking Core 2 & CPU Cooling

Last response: in Overclocking
January 26, 2014 11:58:56 PM

Hello, I'm trying to squeeze the last bit of performance out of my old system before I upgrade in about 6-8 months. I'm running a Core 2 Quad Q8400 on a stock Intel cooler. It will stably overclock in excess of 3.2 Ghz (up from 2.66 stock) before temps push past 70-77 °C. I could use some recommendations for coolers that I could use now, and preferably in the future on a new rig in the summer. What would you guys recommend? Also:

What do you guys think of 120mm AIO radiator units? (ie: The Cooler Master Seidon 120M)
Do they get enough performance to make it worth it over something like a Hyper 212 Evo?

And, if any of you know of any Core 2 overclocking guides, I would really appreciate a link! I haven't found many good ones. :) 

Thanks in advance!

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a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2014 1:23:18 AM

Cooler Master 412s (Not Slim), cheap and will provide more than enough cooling for an o/c.

If it hasn't been said here, then no hope for you ;)