Cooler to reach 3ghz on e2180?
I only have experience with one LGA775 cooler, namely the Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme that cools my Q6600, however, I need a somewhat smaller and cheaper heatsink for OCing the e2180 hoping to reach 3ghz or more on air. Some advice would be appreciated, I'm looking to spend $30-$50. Thanks.
what if I wanted to go further?
I'm building around DDR2-800 RAM on a GA-EP35-DS3L so I don't want the heatsink to bottleneck this system's potential. If the board/RAM allow it, I'd try 3.2ghz and more (as I've read the e2180 can reach those frequencies and remain stable as long as it's kept cool.
3ghz on e2180 is 300x10 (or 273x11 though i'm not sure if 10 is the max multiplier).
3.2ghz is only 320x10 so well under the board's and RAM's limits...
3.2GHz is pretty much the limit of the E21xx, so don't expect anything higher. Saying that, the stock cooler probably would be enough.
In any case, cooler is better, so I'll recommend the Xigmatek S963: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001
It's on sale, $15 with mir. Performs better than the AC7, but I haven't found any real review of this. This cooler is more than you need. Look here: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
since i'm ordering from directcanada.com, i've decided to go with:
xigmatek hdt-s1283 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25530AC5457
sunbeam tuniq tx-2 instead of my regular AS5, since i'm out http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=24140AC2901
I have an E2180 running at 3.2 GHz (400x8 for 1:1). I have a Zalman 9700 NT cooling it and I've got it P95 stable for 10 hours. I have been able to get it to POST and load Windows at 3.6 GHz but I haven't had time to test it's stability, I'm gonna run that test overnight tonight though. Off topic, does anyone own any of the Viper series RAM from Patriot? I bought the 4-4-4-12 timed RAM but I can't get my computer stable on those timings even at 2.2 V(maybe increase the voltage?). All I can get is 5-5-5-12 which is disappointing considering I payed for 4-4-4-12.