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Overclock okay (temperature related)?

Last response: in Overclocking
April 2, 2011 4:14:34 AM

Just got a Q9450 up to 3.4 ghz. Have 6+ hours stable of PRIME's blend tests at 1.36 voltage. The Smaller FFTs get it to 75 degrees on the hottest core, but otherwise is ~66 on hot, 62 on others. Never gets above 66 playing Crysis 2, Company of Heroes, or BC 2.

Should be fine right? Suppose I could back it down, or get an 80 dollar cooler.
April 2, 2011 4:40:14 AM

Is that with the stock cooler?

Of course not. Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2. Not the best for quads, I know.

Would prefer not to get a 70 dollar cooler and have to spend an hour removing the mobo, installing, and putting everything back together.

That scythe yasya for $46 on ebay is pretty great. Might get that.
April 2, 2011 10:14:32 AM

Would like to get it to 3.5 on air, but will need a better cooler... but don't want to install a backplate and remove the mother board just for the possibility.

Yasya may be the way. Better than the mugen according to 2 reviews.
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April 2, 2011 3:13:39 PM

Get a Hyper 212+ < Best $20 I ever spent
April 3, 2011 5:28:12 AM

Hyper 212?! Pish posh.

Yasya would kill it for ~15 bucks more.