HSF for an e8400


I was wondering what some good options are for a HSF for an e8400. I wanted to give overclocking a try but the CPU temperature in BIOS already reads 47 degrees C or 116.5 F. Shouldn't it be around 35 in BIOS? I have the stock HSF.

I don't really know what good HSFs cost but I suppose I'm willing to spend around $100.

Hope someone can help out.

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  1. Take a look at this list: http://www.frostytech.com/articlev [...] 562&page=5

    look at the top 20-30 coolers from this table, its only 5-10 C degrees difference between performance. Choose the one u like, look for good price and silent fan.
  2. If you are willing to spend around $100 then the Corsair hydro h70 will be a great solution. It is one of if not the coolest cpu coolers you can get (besides a custom water loop). It should give you PLENTY of headroom for overclocking, more then you'll need. I highly recommend. It will keep you cpu at around 30 ambient and 65 to 70 full load (wich is 100% cpu usage, which would never happen in real life anyway)
    Check it out, hope you like it: ;)


    If that's too much Corsair has a cheaper model which is still one of the best coolers around, probably only 3-7 degrees worse then the H70. It's still a VERY good cooler. alo with plenty of overclocking headroom.

  3. You might want to address air-flow in your case before spending large dough on a cooler.
    What case do you have and what fan configuration?
  4. ^+1 Without proper airflow in your case it will not matter what cooler you have.

    I would stay away from those all in one liquid coolers like the H70 they are way overpriced and do not justify there cost IMO.

    A good case setup will be an Intake in the front bottom and then have ab exhaust fan in the back.

    Hyper 212+ 29.99

    The Hyper 212 has been around for awhile and is very good heatsink and for $29.99 you really can't beat it.
  5. davcon said:
    You might want to address air-flow in your case before spending large dough on a cooler.
    What case do you have and what fan configuration?

    I have a single fan at the back of the case (Antec Solo).
  6. I had an E8400 AT 4.050ghz @ 1.31v ( 9 x 450 FSB) with a ZeroTherm Nirvana NV120 that idled 27-29C and rarely reached 60C after hours of gaming. Speedstep was on and would lower the multi to 6x for power savings. Ram was Corsair DDR2-800 cas4-4-4-12 @2.1v overclocked to 900mhz cas 5-5-5-15. I have an Antec 1200 case too though. GREAT airflow. That was a great computer for years.
  7. Even though the h70 and h50 can be matched by air, it provides more consistant temps when overclocking and does not increase as much as an air cooler
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