Will this heatsink suffice for my i7 930 overclock?

I'm running stock cooling on my i7 930 as of now and am hoping to reach speeds of about 3.8GHz (Running at 2.8GHz of now, CPU has never really gone over 50C/60C at 100% CPU)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-057&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo

Thanks!
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  1. Shameless bump
  2. It all depends on what voltage you will be able to run at. More voltage=higher temps.

    And you only know that by trial and error. All chips are different.

    In general, the answer is 'yes' you can OC with that cooler. But how high you can go will depend on the voltage that the chip needs.
  3. Awesome thanks man. I was also trying to decide between the Hyper 212 + (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065) or the Hyper 212 EVO (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099)

    Another problem is I'm using all my DIMM slots with Corsair Dominator RAM so I'm worried the things aren't going to be able to fit, suggestions?
  4. I use this and recommend it if you have space:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=h100

    If your space is more limited, this is a good option:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016&Tpk=h80

    Both take up less space than an air cooler and don't crowd RAM.

    The H100 with an extra 4 fans outperforms all other coolers on the market.

    What case do you have?
  5. notrace said:
    I'm running stock cooling on my i7 930 as of now and am hoping to reach speeds of about 3.8GHz (Running at 2.8GHz of now, CPU has never really gone over 50C/60C at 100% CPU)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-057&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo

    Thanks!

    The N520 is not a great cooler.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/19383-cooler-master-hyper-212-plus-cpu-cooler-review-10.html
    What case?
  6. vollman1 said:
    I use this and recommend it if you have space:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=h100

    If your space is more limited, this is a good option:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016&Tpk=h80

    Both take up less space than an air cooler and don't crowd RAM.

    The H100 with an extra 4 fans outperforms all other coolers on the market.

    What case do you have?


    Sorry for the late reply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163121
  7. shameless bump
  8. Well the Corsairs vollman1 suggested are a viable option for your situation.
    Otherwise you can go with a higher end air-cooler.
    Btw bumping is a THG violation i suggest you desist.
  9. Plus 1 ^
  10. davcon said:
    Well the Corsairs vollman1 suggested are a viable option for your situation.
    Otherwise you can go with a higher end air-cooler.
    Btw bumping is a THG violation i suggest you desist.


    I don't really want to spend that much money or really go water cooling unless I'm doing a full loop I've setup myself, really the only thing I'm worried about is the 212 EVO hitting my Dominator RAM :/
  11. If all 4 dimms are full you need a slim cooler.
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-100700529-True-Spirit-120/dp/B005MSOH7C
    L133 x W52 x H160 mm
  12. davcon said:
    If all 4 dimms are full you need a slim cooler.
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-100700529-True-Spirit-120/dp/B005MSOH7C
    L133 x W52 x H160 mm


    Apparently you can remove the fin's from the Dominator RAM, enabling you to fit the large heatsinks.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1194811/remove-top-fins-from-corsair-dominator-gt-to-fit-air-cooler
    http://www.overclock.net/t/722936/removing-heatsink-on-corsair-dominator-ddr3
  13. I like the Corsair Hydro cooler like the H80 and H100. I had the H70 cooling an i7-930 and at 4.1ghz I'd hit 77c max. yes, Intel spec is 72c.

    I think I would go with the Noctua C-14 if I could.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020&Tpk=Noctua%20c14

    You could probably stay below 72c with something like the Thermaltake Frio.
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