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Old 06-21-2010, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my current system specs are in my signature, everything at stock speeds.. would it make sense price wise to
get a v8 cooler for $40 and overclock my cpu?...

what are some realistic speeds i can get on air cooling with that processor?
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$40 for the Cooler Master V8??? That's a good price and it's a pretty good cooler. I usually don't recommend the V8 because of the price but it's worth $40

You should be able to oc it to 3.6 to 3.8 GHz or slightly higher.
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3.8 is **** near impossible with these chips. I'd say 3.6 is pretty realistic though, 3.7 for 24/7 if you are very lucky. Not sure what it is with these 940's but they just won't play nice after that.
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ill be happy with 3.6
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You should be able to get 3.8 at ~1..525-1.55V as long as temperatures are reasonable. Mine did pretty easily.
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I have a very similar motherboard as the OP and I couldn't get it to boot enough for a super PI run at 22c, similar voltages. Not sure what the dealio is but it really bums me out.
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Could be that the power going through the CPU isn't stable.
With my MA790X-UD4P, 3.8GHz was easy. 3.9 was almost 100% stable for 24/7 usage.

Highest speed I got mine was 4160MHz for a superpi 1M run
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