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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by OneMoar, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. OneMoar

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    after repeated failed attempts to upgrade to a quad core phoneme ( board failures exploding psus broken pins ) ect ect I have a F.R.E.E 940 coming next week

    this is the cooler its coming with
    one of these http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/050/scsmz2000-detail.html
    I know its no massive tower cooler but does anyone have any idea for some mods to know a few c of the temps I plan on ocing the chip to 3.2 3.4
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    well the chip is stock @ 3ghz so i dont think its gonna require mods
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    That cooler is more than sufficient for 3.4 Ghz with a 940. :toast:
    OneMoar says thanks.
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    You could always just replace the fan to a high performance one and see if thatmakes a difference.
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    I know it will work but it gets upwards of 80F in my room during the winter I was thinking about zip-tieing a 120mm 90CFM fan to it
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    I'm all for zip ties, always. Try it out and see what difference it makes. :)
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    Make sure the base is flat and lapped and use the highest RPM fan you can tolerate.
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    that could help, but don't forget the heatsink is fit for a 92mm fan. Have you thought about buying a larger cooler? Like maybe one that can suit two 120mm fans (push/pull). You can find some really cheap coolers out there that perform very well.:)
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    I loved my 940! OCed it to 3.8ghz 1.4v and ran it for almost a year
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    my case isnt big enough for a tower cooler and I don't like 800g+ sharp metal objects hanging over my 130 dollar gpu -.-
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    IF you mount them properly, they are fine
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    yea tell that to my buddy who's 150 dollar mobo now has a 5x4in hole in it
    ripped backplate and all out when he moved there is no point in making these massive coolers when a smaller one will do
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    Sounds like he tightened the cooler too hard to the backplate and had alot of pressure on it
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    agreed its pretty hard to break a mobo unless your pretty much as the old internet meme goes "your doin it wrong" eitherway dosent matter much more on topic at least a new cpu means more fun tweaking a system all over again :toast: .
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    Im not sure what you mean by 'when he moved', but if its what it sounds like- shame on him :laugh:
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    he moved the pc approx 20 foot =/ snapped like a cracked twig
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    I Am already getting a 940 for FREEEEEEE
    and I DONT WANT A TOWER COOLER I HATE THEM THEY AR UNNECESSARY AND BAD if I need anything beyond this ill get a water loop :p
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    Meh I starting to second guss that ZZ cooler after reading benchmarks on it ...
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    yes, im agree, lapping heatsink, use better themal compound, better fan (bigger and high air flow) and last fixing your casing air flow
    i guess its kinda enough to cool the heat, especially you dont overclock it too much:toast:
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    First off, a tower cooler is only unnecessary if your not overclocking. Second, water cooling has more room for error that can lead to damaged hardware more then a tower heatsink. The story about your friend is extremely rare in most cases.;) Just use the cooler up have, overclock your 940 and have fun!
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    That's not true, when mounted properly with a good backplate you should be able to swing around the mobo by the cooler, and I have done, I also give it a shake just to make sure it's on :laugh:

    Mines 860 grams and 155mm tall : ]
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    yes :respect:, the reason why many heat sink on tower form is the wider area that you get to dissipate the heat,
    water cooling is nice, they perform well, they could give you lower temp when you overclock it, but it needs get checked periodically and if it fail or there any leak, it could kill your system instantly :D
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    had derppppp moment replied to wrong thread -.-
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