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paquitox

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#1 10 years ago

So here's the deal, am thinking of buying a new heatsink to oc my cpu, unleash some power of my Q6600, but am using the retail intel cpu fan right now. Ive been told to get the [COLOR=blue]ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro[/COLOR], but any sugestion would be aprreciated. ALso can anyone suggest a good strees test program, i want to test my pc before and after I oc and install the new heatsink. thanks.:cool:




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Do NOT get the AFP7. That thing is decent but will not cool quads well at all. Get the Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks and a bolt-though kit and you can push that quad to its limits on air.




paquitox

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#3 10 years ago

Thanks for the info, btw, that thing is huge!!! will it fit my case??, also am gonna get the memory coolers [COLOR=red]Corsair Dominator[/COLOR], am i gonna have problems fitting this two together??




kow_ciller

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#4 10 years ago

No. I have that heatsink and the same case. It fits but you cant use the fan on the side panel.




paquitox

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#5 10 years ago

Ok, yeah i see now!! Bad news cause i need that fan to cool off my gtx260, it gets a little hot! 74C when playing Farcry2.




kow_ciller

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#6 10 years ago

74*C is no big deal. When it gets to 100*C is when its time to worry.

Also, you dont need that fan for the ram. You'll have enough air blowing though the ram fins with the cpu heatsink so theres no need to have an extra fan (not to mention that the 900 has more than enough airflow).




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#7 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4769226Do NOT get the AFP7. That thing is decent but will not cool quads well at all. Get the Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks and a bolt-though kit and you can push that quad to its limits on air.

+1 for the S1283.

I have one (in sig) and it keeps my CPU nice and cool at 4.3Ghz.