Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by new boy, Apr 2, 2012.
..... while being (near) silent.
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Alpenfohn K2 @ £60 does a very good job.
eeek. i thought 4.5GHz was easy..... do i really need a £60 cooler?
To get 4.5 a solid air cooler is needed your looking at a Prolimatech Mega Harlems or the like. If you want 4.8 then you need the Alpenfohn or a Noctua D14 or if you go water an Antec h20 920, all of these will keep your temps in the low 70's @ 4.8 when stress testing and high 50's low 60's when doing normal stuff.
Come to think of it if you can find one the Thermalright Silver Arrow is very well priced for the performance it gives, equal to the D14 and beats the Antec 920.
ok thanks for the info. *goes off to amend New Pc Build.XLSX
What does the stock cooler get you out of interest?
CPU cooler is a bit like PSU, don't skimp on it or go the budget way.
No idea as i haven't bought one yet
this is very true, its one of them areas that makes a big difference. I set out to spend £30 but ended up spending £50
In all honesty the chances of your CPU being able to hit 4.8 on a very expensive air cooler but not on a middle of the road one are small. However you might as well go the extra 20 quid or so.
If you wanted though you could go for a 25 quid cooler and you'd probably get most of the overclock you would get with a 70 quid cooler. Sandy Bridge produces a lot less heat than previous generations that stretched the capacity of air coolers.
This new one from arctic just got top marks in custom pc
I just bought this to replace my freezer 7 pro 2 and there is very little difference
What were you running at with your freezer 7?
Gelid Tranquillo keeps mine around 60-65c @ 4.5ghz at full load. A snip at £25.99 as well.
ok. thanks for the useful replies so far.
I really think I'm going to push the quiet thing. I think I'm going to exclusively use spectre pro fans in the case, so if i decided to use 1 (or 2) of these instead of the stock fans (or even better a heat sink that doesn't come with one) would this change anyone's opinion? and i think i would rather be quiet at 4.2GHz that louder at 4.5....
Asus Arctic Square is better if you can find one though.
While running prime 95 for an hour or so i was up to 72c so far im at 69 with the freezer i30
At what clockspeed?
4.6 with a +.035v offset
Had you tried with a stock cooler at all?
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