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Old 02-19-2007, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would like some good cooling options for under $75..

My X-Fi SoundCard crapped out, so Im going to send it back and just use my Asus P-5B OnBoard HD Sound until I can figure out which sound card to get.

I thought I would spend the extra money on cooling for my PC. I would like to run at around 1.5V at around 3.6-3.8GHZ. Right now Im at 3.2 Stable @ 1.35V, but if I turn it up my system starts to become unstable due to voltage.

Anyways, what are some good options for under $75? Im currently using the stock Heatsink for my E6400, and I also already have a 250mm fan on the side of my case.

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Old 02-19-2007, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think you can go wrong with a Zalman. I have the 9500 and it brought my core down about 15 degrees, also with an E6400.

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think theres any way your going to hit 3.6-3.8 with 1.5V core without using either water or phase.

The very absolute best ive gotten my e6600 to boot at is 3.78 with 1.625V of core.

The temp on the cpu was 65C in the bios. This is water cooled, with the entire rig basically sitting outside in roughly 4C air.

It could very well be that the best you get out of the cpu is 3.2
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah i don't think you will be able to get 3.8ghz. 3.6ghz is possible but i doubt you could get there with an 8 multiplier. Now 3.4ghz is good (thats what im at...8x425).

A zalman 9500 or scythe ninja are pretty good hsf's. Make sure to grab a tube of as5 too.

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Old 02-20-2007, 06:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Scythe ninja (better than zalman 9500, best in fact) and some AS-5


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Put a Scythe Inifinity or Tuniq Tower in there. Great air coolers. The Inifinity is the sucessor to the Ninja.
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Tuniq Tower, and then the Infinity or 9700 IMO.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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my 9700 beats my old scythe ninja.. if you want the ninja to be really good, you should get a 100cfm fan with it.. otherwise, with its stock fan.. its just great.. not uuber great...

and the best is the tuniq tower.. it creamed everything else

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