Zalmen 9700nt for Sandy 2500k

I currently have this old fella cooling my e8400 oc'd @4.05gz with 1.35vcore
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020
My room temp is 72 right now and they idle 28c & 35c,with Orthos running on both cores they hit 53c & 54c.
So do you think its good enough to maintain an OC of about 4.6gz with the 2500k.
If you're wondering,yes I had to order a new bracket for it to fit on the 1155 socket.
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  1. The 9700 is a good cooler but has been overtaken by the huge and tower coolers.

    Theres one way to find out though...Good luck. :D You can always get the 9900MAX after trying.
  2. While I love my 9700 (non NT mines all copper), I don't know for sure if it could keep SB cool enough at those speeds. Hope someone does a test on them since a LGA1156 bracket should fit LGA1155 with no problems.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118051

    That's the current best Zalman but they do have new ones coming out that are a 'V' shape and supposed to be even better.
  3. I think the 9900MAX is the new best Zalman, up there with the big boys.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074
  4. You don't need another bracket. LGA 1155 is the same as the 1156 for heat sinks.
  5. I'm on 775,so yeah,I need that bracket.
    I read some reviews and even saw a clip on youtube with these chips overclocking to 5gz on air.
    So I think they stay cool enough for this Zalmen to maintain the OC I want.
  6. Seems like they maintain low heat and then at a certain voltage they start to heat up a bit.

    Good luck. [:bohleyk:1]
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