Hey guys, just installed the i3 530 in my friends PC, and i used the HSF from my old Q9550.Copper core and all that It did fit nicely, altho it may be 1mm or so thicker than stock i3 hsf. I oc'd it to 4ghz pretty easy but im trying to determine if the temps are better with the Q9550 hsf or not... The CPU itself is a crappy specimen, stock volts in BIOS were 1.25V... It passes 20 Linx (10000 prob size) runs at firstname.lastname@example.orgV (load)... anything lower than 1.2975V (BIOS settings and it crashes). Max temps at these speeds/volts is 81oC with fan spinning at 2000rpm. I have it at 183bclk x22, bclck volts at 1.19V and as mentioned CPU at 1.2975V, anything lower on any of the volts and it crashes or reports errors... As ive said im trying to figure out if im getting better temps than with the stock cooler. Mind you that im using Q9550 HSF with the i3's fan/mounting. Anyone have i3 with the stock cooler at as close as it gets to my settings? Also its worth mentioning that this is an open bench, no fans except the CPU fan, it will be thrown in a midi tower case with 2x 120mm fans, together with MSI Cyclone GTX460 768mb... 81oC seems a bit high to leave it like that for a closed case, so i think ill reduce it to 3.8ghz or 3.6ghz, whatever gets me to 72-75oC ish while LinX loaded... What you guys think?