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Cooler for i7 920 D0 4.2GHz

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August 31, 2009 11:03:23 PM

Any suggestions for a cooler

Prolimatech Megahalems
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
Noctua NH-U12P
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384

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a c 86 K Overclocking
August 31, 2009 11:25:23 PM

IFX-14 by Thermalright? Big fannage on whatever one you buy and great case flow. You made a pretty good list there.

I know the Core Contact Freezer is mentioned here, but thats a LOT of heat dude.

You know about this review site?
http://www.frostytech.com/
September 1, 2009 1:14:47 AM

I swear to god, my cpu goes up to 79C @ 3.66ghz.. voltages at 1.23v, if mine went to 4.2 It would melt my entire computer, I have the thermalrigth true black with push/pull fan setup, and arctic mx2 thermal compound which i have carefully applied.

The i7 is like HOT!! mine idles at 50C.
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September 1, 2009 2:09:23 AM

Am using the thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT (push/pull) running currently at 3.8ghz (at 1.25v) with temp at idle 39c (between 37c to 41c on all cores). :sol: 
a c 86 K Overclocking
September 1, 2009 2:51:35 AM

Yoosty, did you lap? Whats your case and testing ambients?

We really need comparative specs. Same Ambients, same testing program, same fans (or close to same tested CFM, not manu specs) or it's just all talk.
September 1, 2009 10:47:24 AM

I will get the Prolimatech Megahelms I hope to achieve 4,2GHz easily.
September 1, 2009 1:11:53 PM

Here is what my lapped TRUE does with two 2000rpm fans push pull with 20° ambient, the low idle I would guess is from keeping all power saving features enabled (idle vcore 1.136 and cpu speed of 2290 compared to 1.36 and 4009 at load).



September 6, 2009 10:41:34 PM

michaelmk86 said:
I will get the Prolimatech Megahelms I hope to achieve 4,2GHz easily.


You're funny, 4.2GHZ easily? Maybe very very hot, but not easily. You probably have to lap the CPU, prolimatech mentioned not to lap their heatsink beacuse of performance issues. 4.2 wont be easy with the temps. Noob overclocker? Unless you get a really good sample of the chip 4.2 , most likely wont reach that speed for 24/7 use.

and funny how frostytech didnt do a review on the megahalems yet. shame
a c 86 K Overclocking
September 7, 2009 12:22:48 AM

overshocks, why don't you buy a Meg and send it to them as a free sample? They get them free, if they don't have a relationships yet with them, whay don't ya as a good citizen work your contacts with the CEO of Meg and Frosty and fix that?

It's not that simple in the real world.
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