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Cooling OC'd e7200

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June 10, 2009 2:54:56 AM

At idle my temps are 47-49C. I got my e7200-2.53 oc'd to 3.8 on the stock intel cooler. I brought it back down to 3.16 now, but want to get a very cool, and very quiet cooler. I was thinking about this Zalman but I am up for suggestions on getting my temps down and my speeds back up. Also what can I expect for temps with this or any other suggested cooler.

Thanks in advance for the info
Clint

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June 10, 2009 3:40:39 PM

Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. I use two of these on an e8400 and e4500 both overclocked and the CPUs stay cool.
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June 10, 2009 6:34:08 PM

I love ACF7s, use them in most builds. Come with paste, near impossible to install them wrong.

But he's running a 50% OC, and there are many units that handle more heat.
June 10, 2009 7:12:02 PM

Are the ACF7's quiet?
June 10, 2009 7:35:24 PM

I have that Zalman and I don't rate it TBH. It's fine at idle but when the going gets tough it just can't cut it. Also (on topic) it's not that quiet (hard to say objectively how loud) but I 'notice' it alot, if that's any help.
This one is cheap and uber silent, how good it is though, I'm not sure:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/17026/Thermal...
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June 10, 2009 9:08:48 PM

This link will take you in the middle of a SilentPC cooler review of the ACF7:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article285-page5.html

Bottom line is there are better performers - even back then - at similar noise levels.

I like them because, as I said, its hard to fail to install them to manufacturer's specifications :) , they work better than many, they are lighter than many, they USED TO BE cheap vs competition.

There *are* several better ones. Read the SilentPC reviews, check some alternative reviews, and then judge how you want to balance cooling a few degrees vs noise.
June 11, 2009 3:02:59 AM

Thanks guys, I've been looking some today, and I think I've got it down to $$$ either the ACF7 for $37 or the 9700 for $69. Just tring to decide if the 9700 is worth the difference.

Also temp question for you. What is a safe temp to run at. Since making this post last night, I have run my cpu back up to 3.6ghz. At idle its about 50*c, under Prime95 full load it gets up to 88*c... What do you think? It will probly be a week before what ever I order makes it here. Is it Ok to run like this till then, or should I back it back to 3.16 till then.
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June 11, 2009 3:27:35 AM

I have an e7200 overclocked to 3.6ghz...idle temp is 32 and under full load 50...I recommend OCZ Vendetta 2.
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June 11, 2009 3:31:42 AM

I believe your cpu is classified as running "hot" at 75 and above, and that's not recommended for normal operation lol.
June 11, 2009 3:38:20 AM

Quote:
I have an e7200 overclocked to 3.6ghz...idle temp is 32 and under full load 50...I recommend OCZ Vendetta 2.


Looks promising. ZipZoomFly has it for $35 too.....
June 11, 2009 3:39:53 AM

Twoboxer said:
I believe your cpu is classified as running "hot" at 75 and above, and that's not recommended for normal operation lol.



Well now I got it up to 92c. I guess I will turn it back down lol thx for the advice....
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June 11, 2009 3:41:23 AM

Quote:
I have an e7200 overclocked to 3.6ghz...idle temp is 32 and under full load 50...I recommend OCZ Vendetta 2.


An excellent cooler, not much more expensive, a little noisier perhaps. Don't have to remove mobo, do need paste.
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