If I were to overclock my Intel Q9550 Quad CPU from 2.83GHz to 3.0GHz, could I get away with using the older Intel Core 2 Extreme heatsink, the one with the blue fan frame and very heavy due to all the copper?
I'm thinking this isn't much of an overclock and potentially using the heavier duty Extreme CPU heatsink on a lower model Q9550 CPU with a light overclock wouldn't result in a drastic increase in temperatures.
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As long as the temps don't get to high then it's fine, dl a temp monitoring program to check it, like real temp, core temp, etc.
yeah even the old Q6600 cooler cools better then any 45nm CPU stock HSF.
yeah i actually quite like the extreme cooler ^^ looks kool
Thanks everyone. Seems as much as I like this Core 2 Extreme cooler, ultimately it would be a waste of time for an overclock. I just can't find any web page where a test of an ordinary Quad CPU is tested with an Extreme heatsink. I've got the Noctua C12P so I'll likely use that.
Here is a picture of the Extreme heatsink I have, V3NOM: