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August 6, 2012 9:23:04 AM

Hi Guys,

I have new build

CPU: i7 2600K Stock Cooler
MoBo: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
GPU: MSI Radeon 7850 Twin Forzr iii

Now it is all setup in a very small tiny case Cooler Master Elte 360 (more of a HTPC Cabinet)

I have overclocked the CPU upto 4.0 Ghz with max tempartue around 78 degree C.

Is it safe to do so on a stock cooler. ( i have been unable to buy a cooler which fits this case)
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August 6, 2012 9:32:47 AM

In such a small case i would not overclock at all with the stock cooler. just let the inbuilt turbo handle things.
At 78 degree C your already pushing the thermal limits of the CPU.

Was that after 3-4 hours of stress testing or after a short check?

In such a small case with restricted air flow i would really look at getting a H80 series cooler as its going to be about the only thing that will provide enough cooling while staying small enough to fit in your case


sidglide said:
Hi Guys,

I have new build

CPU: i7 2600K Stock Cooler
MoBo: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
GPU: MSI Radeon 7850 Twin Forzr iii

Now it is all setup in a very small tiny case Cooler Master Elte 360 (more of a HTPC Cabinet)

I have overclocked the CPU upto 4.0 Ghz with max tempartue around 78 degree C.

Is it safe to do so on a stock cooler. ( i have been unable to buy a cooler which fits this case)

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August 6, 2012 9:33:26 AM

78 degrees is ok, but less than ideal. It's never recommended to OC on a stock cooler anyways.
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August 6, 2012 10:08:01 AM

Thanks for your response Buddy!!

This temperature was after 3 Hours of Prime 95 testing.

I will start looking for a cooler again.

What thermal paste are you going to recommend.

Cooler master heatsinks and pastes are easier to find in my part of the world.

Please recommend some?


HugoStiglitz said:
In such a small case i would not overclock at all with the stock cooler. just let the inbuilt turbo handle things.
At 78 degree C your already pushing the thermal limits of the CPU.

Was that after 3-4 hours of stress testing or after a short check?

In such a small case with restricted air flow i would really look at getting a H80 series cooler as its going to be about the only thing that will provide enough cooling while staying small enough to fit in your case

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August 7, 2012 4:05:45 AM

artic silver is great and been around for quite a while. but in the end will only make a diff of 1-2 degrees C.

look for Artic Silver 5 or MX-2

definatly look into an all in 1 water cooler tho. its about the only way your going to get the temps down and fit it in your case.

where are you located?
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August 7, 2012 5:47:32 AM

Thanks Buddy!!

I am based out of India, The options are a little limited over here interms of the gear.

But would a Liquid cooling solution be high on power consumption.

Another thing that i wanted to know was, if i say overclock upto 4Ghz.

During idle state say the CPU throttles down to 1.6 Ghz.

Will the system be consuming higher power in this state since its overclocked.

HugoStiglitz said:
artic silver is great and been around for quite a while. but in the end will only make a diff of 1-2 degrees C.

look for Artic Silver 5 or MX-2

definatly look into an all in 1 water cooler tho. its about the only way your going to get the temps down and fit it in your case.

where are you located?

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