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HSF for an e8400

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February 19, 2011 7:34:48 AM

Hi,

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.

Cheers.

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February 19, 2011 1:33:38 PM

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.
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February 20, 2011 1:28:08 AM

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: ;) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 183 K Overclocking
February 20, 2011 2:11:52 AM

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?
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a b K Overclocking
February 20, 2011 3:13:14 AM

^+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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Hyper 212 has been around for awhile and is very good heatsink and for $29.99 you really can't beat it.
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February 20, 2011 8:38:48 AM

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).
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a c 106 K Overclocking
February 20, 2011 11:51:43 AM

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.
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February 20, 2011 12:42:22 PM

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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