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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Captainpoo, May 21, 2010.

  1. Captainpoo

    Captainpoo New Member

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    Hi everyone
    I'm sure this question has been asked a gazilion times, so im sure you wont mind another.

    I'm running a Q9300 stock (2.5ghz) EIST off with arctic cooler 7 pro rev 2 and having pretty dismal temps.


    i get 57C on most demanding games i play (bad company 2, crysis etc)

    I know its not in the danger zone, but i am definitely wanting to lower that for my psu's sake

    Is there any coolers you recommend me buying that will fit a NZXT BETA case.

    other facts:
    Cleaned cpu + cooler and added new thermal compound.
    added a fan at the back to vent out hot air.
    cpu volt at 1.1v
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    I am leaning towards your case cooling or ambient temperatures. Adding one fan may not have been enough.
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    i got 4 120mm fans in my case
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    the amount of fans doesn't mean anything. its the amount of air they push out, and your ambient temperature.
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    Well that seems adequate.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I hate to say it but it has been brought up many times but the arctic cooler 7 pro cooler isnt really enough for a high end quad. i had one on a E5200 Oced to 3.6ghz and it stinked. I would personally recommend a new cooler
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    hmmm looks like that NZXT BETA might be able to fit a Coolit or a corsair H50

    don't quote me on that though.

    EDIT: confirmed. It does.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    MMM H50 would be nice :rockout:

    that would allow some GREAT overclocks
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    They do push a fair amount of air in. im inclined to believe the cpu cooler just isnt cutting it. Whats the best bang for the buck cooler atm??
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    These are some good coolers

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835124022

    This cooler was on my HTPC for a while when it was OCed to 3.2ghz @ 1.4V and ran it 29deg idle and 48 deg load

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160427087894&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=%3F*F%3F&GUID=b04c05251280a0b583b1e8f1ffe9fe36&itemid=160427087894&ff4=263602_263622

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233040

    The dark knight is one of the best air coolers

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    My personal pic is a closed water loop like the corsair H50. it would cool your CPU ALOT and also you can do a push/pull setup for further cooling.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010&Tpk=H50
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    Totally agree regarding the AC 7. Although, you are still definitely safe and do not need to move to a different cooler. If you are looking at switching it out though, DonInKansas has a nice Thermaltake Frio BNIB for $50 shipped.

    EDIT:

    Just wanted to state, I also had an e5200@ 3.7ghz 1.31v that I was crunching and it stayed at 63C 24.7 for days crunching. The chip is still alive and kicking,running beautifully.
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    I would say H50 or get your self a Xiggy Black Knight
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    Yea i liked my E5200 but wanted a AMD system bad at the time so i sold the mobo/cpu and got a Phenom II 940 and i LOVED it!
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    is 57C not good? I think its rather acceptable.
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    Well for stock clocks on a Q9400 its pretty high :(
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    Take it from me with my own personal intel clocking days. Temps alone will not kill a CPU if you are still under the TJ Max for it. A combination of abnormally high volts (1.4v+ 45nm/1.5v+ 65nm) with high temps(60C+) will.
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    I would try a H50 with push/pull fan.
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    My money on the Hyper 212 plus or the Xigmatek dark knight, both of them are quite cheap and will lower your temps.
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    Have you added fresh TIM?
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    :slap: Read the first post again
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    But...what kind of TIM ;)
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    akasa 450 silver compound. It worked quite well for other systems i've used it in.

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