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q6600 and artic cooler 7 pro, good combo?

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December 14, 2007 10:28:36 PM

how much of a overclock will a q6600 GO be able to handle on a artic cooler 7 pro and a p35 ds3l motherboard, im looking to get about 3.0 to 3.2 ghz, you think itll be able to run it at a safe temp, or not, im looking for around 55-58 temps on full load, will this do it, thnks
December 14, 2007 10:30:57 PM

you should be able to hit 3.0 with it fine. Although I don't have either product. It will be hotter than a high end solution, but still in safe range. If someone else can give more accurate numbers that would help, I'm curious myself.
December 14, 2007 10:36:56 PM

well the thing is the artic cooler is only 22 bucks, everything else is pretty expensive, if i got a high end cooler id basically have to go down to a e6750 to stay in my budget range, if it works thatd be awsome
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December 14, 2007 10:44:32 PM

indeed, I know what you mean. the acrtic freezer is still better than the stock cooler.

just checked newegg, although I despise newegg reviews, for something like temperature checking on a OC it would be fine. There are numerous peeps above 3 ghz with temps below 60 (50-54 range), considering the amount of users posting their temps, it seems real. Go for it, it should do the job at a fantastic price.
December 14, 2007 11:10:52 PM

yea, the only thing though is what if i buy this cheaper cooler and then it doesnt cool well enough to be of any use to me, and i end up having to buy another more expensive one, then it kind of defeats the point of my cheapness lol, im hoping some people who have personally used this combo will chime in and let me know specs and such to get it running good
December 14, 2007 11:42:39 PM

lol...no worries, but it's a known fact that the arctic freezer 7 is a great budget cooler. I have no doubts it will do it perfectly fine. But no worries if you want to wait for a confirmation ^_^.
December 14, 2007 11:46:29 PM

haha i kinda do, plus im in no hurry to buy because those new quads r kinda tempting my tastebuds, and really how often to cpu prices ever change or go on sale
December 14, 2007 11:54:25 PM

I have the AF7 Pro with the system in the sig. You can see my OC settings. On my 25+ hour orthos test my load temps are @ 55 - 56c, and my gaming load temps are 50 - 52c. My comp isnt in the best spot as it is inside of a computer desk (kind of). It is in an open desk, but it is open on the back and then front and I do not use my front, or or either side panels on my antec P180 case. I then run my fans on medium and my room temp is around 70 - 72f. I idle temp from 32 - 34c. Note that this is with my 6420 and I am using Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. On every build I have ever had people on average report much lower temps than I ever get so I usually take others with a grain of salt, but maybe you will be one of the others. Oh and if you were wandering I use Core Temp to measure my temps. Hope this helps. Im not sure how the quad will do, but I may be getting one soon so I suppose I will find out. lol

Best,

3Ball
December 15, 2007 12:00:21 AM

hmm well i do really appreciate the info, but i am also wodnering why if your using the af7 pro did u use artic thermal 5 considering that the sink comes with mx2 paste i do believe, and from what i heard the quads get quite a bit hotter which is my whole worry
December 15, 2007 12:09:46 AM

monste4321 said:
hmm well i do really appreciate the info, but i am also wodnering why if your using the af7 pro did u use artic thermal 5 considering that the sink comes with mx2 paste i do believe, and from what i heard the quads get quite a bit hotter which is my whole worry


1.) Arctic Silver 5 is slightly better, but the main reason is because this is my 2nd CPU under the cooler so when I installed it i needed new thermal paste on there.

Best,

3Ball
December 15, 2007 12:16:35 AM

ah thnks for the info, but if anyones got a ap7 paired with a q6600 please chime in
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