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Will this heatsink suffice for my i7 930 overclock?

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February 21, 2012 9:48:58 PM

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-...

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February 21, 2012 11:06:47 PM

Shameless bump
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February 21, 2012 11:37:06 PM

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.
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February 22, 2012 8:40:28 PM

vollman1 said:
I use this and recommend it if you have space:

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

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

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

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=N82E168...
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February 23, 2012 5:12:58 AM

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February 23, 2012 9:28:35 AM

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.
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February 23, 2012 10:23:24 AM

Plus 1 ^
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February 23, 2012 8:17:38 PM

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 :/ 
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February 25, 2012 3:40:35 AM

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=N82E168...

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