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May 6, 2009 3:09:24 AM

HI,

Can anyone recommend what type of CPU cooler to get for the Intel Pentium E5200 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor? I would like to safely OC as much as I can.

Not sure if it matters but my mobo is GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.

Thank you!

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May 6, 2009 3:26:58 AM

For mid range coolers:
Xigmatek S1283, S1284, Dark Knight
OCZ Vendetta 2
sunbeam CCF

High end coolers:
T.R.U.E.
Noctua NH-U12P
CM V8
Prolimatech Megahelam
Thors Hammer
May 6, 2009 3:38:34 AM

With nice cooling youll reach 3.5ghz EZ with this baby ;) 
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May 6, 2009 2:51:22 PM

Yes, with a nice cooling and a good motherboard it can reach 3.5 which I don't think is the case here but it will be fine for a decent OC. A really good cooler is Thermalright Ultra-120 with a Noctua fan but is not cheap.
May 6, 2009 3:48:46 PM

I reached 3.125 REALLY EZ on a friend build with an Asus P5GCMX that is a really tiny MOBO with Intel 945GC / ICH7. I just raised the FSB, everything on AUTO ... PRIME stable ... dilivered it to my freind and running for 6 month no fail.
May 6, 2009 9:59:46 PM

flyin15sec said:
For mid range coolers:
list
High end coolers:
list

Where's the Zalman 9900? It's the highest performing air cooler you can buy.
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