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Choosing a Heatsink/Cooler for my Q6600

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January 31, 2010 10:39:23 PM

I'm running my Q6600 at 3.0ghz now. 46degrees Celsius at idle(tested for about 20 hours) and 62degrees at max load(tested gaming crysis for about 1 hour)

I'm running the stock Q6600 cooler.

I have a midtower case, the NZXT Lexa Blackline. So it's not huge.

When it comes to airflow and fans, I have 5 fans in total.
I created a picture in photoshop showing the airflow:


What CPU Cooler do you suggest for OC'ing up to 3.6ghz
And which cooler for OC'ing to 4.0ghz?

Thanks in advance :) 
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February 1, 2010 12:03:25 AM

Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.

The NZXT Lexa is 8.66 inches wide so it can accomodate any of the large 160mm tall tower style heatsinks. No problem! :D 

February 1, 2010 12:15:16 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.

The NZXT Lexa is 8.66 inches wide so it can accomodate any of the large 160mm tall tower style heatsinks. No problem! :D 

Great, thanks ^^
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