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C2Q Q9550 Water cooling or fan?

Last response: in Overclocking
January 18, 2010 9:48:15 PM

Hi. I have a Core 2 Quad Q9550 currently @ stock clocks because i have an oem fan. i want to get a nice cooler so that i can oc (to about 3.5 - 3.8, or even higher if possible) play gta iv well. I am considering 2 coolers: the Cooler Master V8 ($70 CAD), and the Corsair Hydro H50 CPU water cooler ($80 CAD). which one would be a better choice. and how far would i be able to oc with it? also, wat is an ok temp for a q9550? thanks

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a b K Overclocking
January 18, 2010 11:34:57 PM

CM V8.

the h50 isn't that great. performs the same as a decent air cooler. but no better.
January 19, 2010 12:16:48 AM

thank you but would i be able to reach 3.8 ghz with that v8 cooler?
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a b K Overclocking
January 19, 2010 12:51:20 AM

you should be okay. obviously, every chip is different. but if you cant reach that clockspeed with that cooler, it wont be the cooler holding you back.

January 20, 2010 11:01:09 PM

Best answer selected by peyman_tp.