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Cooling Too hot for Folding?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by The Jambo, 27 Dec 2008.

  1. The Jambo

    The Jambo Last on the scene

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    With the addition of 8GB to my PC, ive had to reoverclock it, since the RAM no longer wanted to work at ridiculous speeds.

    While I was at it, i reclocked the CPU (to lower the FSB), and while doing so, my CPU has now peaked and plateaued at 73 degrees under a full load on WPrime1024.

    Seeing as it made it through the test, it seems pretty stable still. (somehow)

    What temps are others reaching here with Q6600's?

    CPU: 370*9 = 3330MHz
    Rated FSB: 1480Mhz

    I should probably note that I'm using stock cooling at the mo.
     
  2. jeffbr13

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    Wow, stock cooling? :eeek: @ 3.3GHz? Not surprising that it hits those temps!
    I don't think that leaving that on folding for any extended period of time is really going to be that wise unfortunately. You should probably invest a little bit more to get a better cooler, to ensure you don't wake up to a room full of magic smoke. :rolleyes:
    This one is particularly good value, IMO.
     
  3. The Jambo

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    You may be correct there, I've always been putting off installing another cooler for the hassle, but it seems like its time.

    However, while im installing one, i may as well go the whole way and get a big one so i can push it even more.

    Any thoughts about the Scythe Mugen (Infinity) Cooler, anyone?
     
  4. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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  5. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    The higher you want your overclock to be, the more you will need to spend on the cooler for your processor. You can get very good overclocks from the £25+ range from what ive read and seen about...my £15 arctic freezer 7 just doesnt really keep things that low unfortunatly :(
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Well, I guess the Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme (TRUE) still is the king in air cooling, but it ain't cheap.
     
  7. The Jambo

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    I've decided to go for the Blue aurora on your recommendations (don't let me down!) Along with some Arctic Silver 5 and a new Antec 1200 case ^.^
     
  8. jeffbr13

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    Excellent choices, if I do say so myself :D.
    What I would have if prices weren't so high at the mo. :wallbash:
    Damn Q6600s cost as much as they did @ the start of the year :waah:
    So it's the Akasa 965 for me and an XClio case. Because it gives the impression of awesome cooling :hehe:
     
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