Heatsink for Quad 9440 OCing

Hey guys ,

I am planning to OC my Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 but am not sure if my stock heatsing ll be enough to handle the heat.
Thats why am planning to buy some new , but have no idea what 'd be best choice coz next year proably i ll move from lga775 to 1153/1366 and d like to stay heatsink compatible for new system.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Any price range or performance range you had in mind cause i can think of a lot of heatsinks and water coolers.

    eg. what speed are you trying to hit?


    as for quiet and efficent cooling that is easy to instal and reliable i would suggest looking at noctua all the heatsinks come with thermal paste in a tube and have lots of mounting brackets so you wont need to buy new things to move CPU's

    http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=start

    their site contains all the info you need and a varying price range with a list of compatible motherboards and RAM Etc.

    there are also closed loop water coolers like the corsair h50 and h70. and for lower budget heatsinks i would suggest coolermaster.

    for thermal paste if you ever need to buy any because your moving mobo's and or CPU's i would suggest Arctic silver 5.
  2. the cooler master 212 is a great cooler for under 30.00 dollars right now on new egg.

    It's compatible with the following socket types so you can bring it over to a future build.

    Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775
    AMD: Socket AM3 / AM2 / AM2+
  3. The Cm hyper 212 + is nice for perf/price ratio-
  4. What you wanna spend may depends on the new CPU your gettig cause if your getting a 980x spend the money on a good cooler so you can get the most out of it.

    but for 870's and even 920's a hyper n 520 or the hyper 212 is pretty solid

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057&cm_re=coolermaster_hyper-_-35-103-057-_-Product
  5. thanks for replies , gonna check em now ']
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