Buy the Corsair CAFA70 A70 Air Series CPU Cooler at TigerDirect.ca So im finally getting this and i want to know how much i can overclock my cpu and what temputures would i be getting?
Also would i have to remove my motherboard to put in the backplates?
1. You could probably safely OC to what I have mine set to. It's AMD, right? I was able to get mine to 4.0 with a single fan using the CM 212+ (I got a second fan so it's running at about 70c with a full load).
2. Depends on the case. I was able to install my CM212+ with it in the case because there's a slot behind where the bracket would need to be screwed in.
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
1) Depends on your case ventilation, and climate, and the temperature in the room, and just your luck of the draw as regards your chip, but I'd say at least 4.0GHz if you want to go that high. 4.4 Shouldn't be too difficult at all.
2) As Supa said, depends on your case. What case do you have?
I have some Ultra case i dont know the model of it by heart.
Well, if you take off the other side panel of the case and see a small opening where your CPU would be, you know you can simply install the AM cooler with the motherboard in the case. If not, yes, you'll need to take it out to put it on as it requires a bracket you put on the back of the motherboard to hold it in place.
How do i take out the stock cooler ive been trying to get it out but couldnt find the trick to doing so?
Gettin' hardware chilly
16th June 2004
Push down the pins and twist. then rip it off.
I hate using the stock cooler since it has a risk of breaking traces around the socket area.
The stock coolers are unreliable. When I was just testing out the i7's stock cooler it refused to release so I could get it off. It's really frustrating.