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.
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.
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.