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Performance difference between Stock and aftermarket cooler

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How much of a benefit will I see overclocking my Q9650 with an aftermarket cooler?

With my E6300 Wolfdale, I was able to get to 3.9 GHz with the stock cooler.
 
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Alot. What you do by upgrading to a better cooler is make sure that temps are not the ceiling for your oC.

you can always OC on stock cooler, but the OC will fail at a lower Ghz and the chip will begin to throttle sooner. If you're OC isnt huge - like 3.5Ghz on the Q9650, then it wont matter as much. But if youre going for the 4.0+ range ^^ as is said above then you can only get there with an aftermarket.
 
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How much of a benefit will I see overclocking my Q9650 with an aftermarket cooler?
Nobody can answer that question if you did not first provide its spec numbers. Heatsinks are measured in degrees C per watt. A first fact that any informed decision would need.
 
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