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Cooling Heatsink to try and hit 4Ghz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gilljoy, 25 Aug 2011.

  1. gilljoy

    gilljoy Minimodder

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    Looking to see If i can get my i7 930 to try and hit 4GHZ stable for a 24/7 clock.

    Currently got the bog standard intel piece of **** stock cooler. So obviously need something else to try and start over clocking.

    Just wondering what cooler people would recommend for about £40-50. I was looking at an AIO cooler but I'm not sure if there worth the price.

    Kinda wishing I waited until sandybridge was out... the heat these 1366's put out is mad
     
  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Noctua NH-D14. I use it coupled with 2 x Scythe GT1850's and I'm running 4.1GHz on a Core i7 920. 27 degrees idle, 56 degrees load. Sat in a Silverstone FT02B-WRI.

    I have pics if you'd like to see the setup.
     
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  3. balatro2005

    balatro2005 Minimodder

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    If it will fit your case you could try a Corsair H50 CPU cooler theres one on the market place for £38 http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=213748. At 4Ghz I think you should be looking at water cooling as an option.

    Other wise I think one of the better coolers is a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced. Can't say from experience as I switch to water cooling due to the heat I was getting at 4Ghz.
     
  4. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    You don't need anything special for 4GHz - I could do it with my Xigmatek Dark Knight which cost me £20, and my CPU runs especially hot for an i7, maybe even more than yours. The only reason I upgraded to a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme was because I wanted 4.2GHz stable, which I got, and higher if needs be.

    I'd suggest getting a TRUE since they are still very good and only about £35-40 for 1366; I got a Delta PWM fan from ebay for £5 and it's better than any of the £15-20 pieces of utter crap in the "high end" fan market. You could get a cheaper cooler which already has fans, but it likely won't be as good (which I found with the Xigmatek DK)...but then again all you want is 4GHz. :)
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    My mate uses a H50 and his 920 happily runs at 4GHz :)
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Do you know what stepping his CPU is, and what temps he gets?

    I have a 920 D0 stepping and a Kuhler 620 and was aiming for the same.

    Gilljoy I'll post my temps up over the weekend and let you know what its like.
     
  7. gilljoy

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    Thank you man I'd really appreciate it
     

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