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Cooling the SB 2500k.and 2600k.

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January 28, 2011 1:55:06 AM

Thanks to a member here I now know for sure that the cpu will be a 2500k or 2600k. I am going to overclock probably around 4gHz or so. Would I need a cooler fro it or would the stock cooler be ok.

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January 28, 2011 2:09:31 AM

I would advise against using the stock cooler although it may be possible to use it at 4 ghz. My i7 2600K is running fine @ 4.5 ghz on a $30 Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler

Intel is still packaging the same junk HSFs that they have been for years
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January 28, 2011 2:19:04 AM

I believe the stock cooler will be able to handle 4ghz just fine. This will most likely still be at stock voltages, since it's only about a 20% overclock from stock.

Plus the guy at anandtech got to 4.4ghz on the stock cooler.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev...

So you should be able to save a few bucks just by keeping the stock cooler.
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January 28, 2011 2:25:47 AM

If you have to increase the voltage with your overclock, your CPU will likely throttle itself downward due to excessive heat with the stock cooler.

I second bearclaw's recommendation of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $30.
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January 28, 2011 2:37:12 AM

to be on the safe side, custom cooler would be recommended since you want to go 4ghz and above.
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January 28, 2011 2:41:19 AM

Thanks as always. My biggest concern was a custom cooler for a NXZT Phantom case. I have read some won't fit.
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