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Cooling the SB 2500k.and 2600k.
Jan 28, 2011, 1:55 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.
Jan 28, 2011
cooling 2500k 2600k
Jan 28, 2011, 2:09 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
Jan 28, 2011, 2:19 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.
So you should be able to save a few bucks just by keeping the stock cooler.
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Jan 28, 2011, 2:25 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.
Jan 28, 2011, 2:37 AM
to be on the safe side, custom cooler would be recommended since you want to go 4ghz and above.
Jan 28, 2011, 2:41 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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