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Old 10-23-2007, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on OC'n my future Q6700 g0 stepping well above 3ghz. So, what type of cooling should i use AIR or LIQUID?
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Depends on how much you want to overclock, and your budget. A good watercooling kit will set you back, $250-300+. The best air cooler, is supposedly the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme (no fan included), which sells for about $60. Both methods can easily go above 3GHz.
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If you're on a budget AIR is the way to go...
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ThermalRight Ultra-120 Extreme with a 140mm AeroCool fan would probably get your Q6700 pass the 3GHz mark. Might want to read a lot about water-cooling if this is your first time using it.
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ThermalRight Ultra-120 Extreme with a 140mm AeroCool fan would probably get your Q6700 pass the 3GHz mark. Might want to read a lot about water-cooling if this is your first time using it.
Not "would probably". More like definitely. That's what I used on my Q6600, and I comfortably went to 3.4-3.6GHz, with the temperatures still good.
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I'd like to liquid cool. Which is the best to cool my cpu?
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I would suggest you take a look at Petra's watercooling kits. They are great quality for the money:
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Or have a talk with aspire.comptech. Who is very knowledgeable, in the water cooling area.
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How high from the 2.66ghz stock of q6700 do you think I would be able to OC with liquid cooling compared to the max speeds you got of 3.4-3.6ghz with air cooling?
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I say TEC. If you can do water, just read a little more and move up to that.
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I say TEC. If you can do water, just read a little more and move up to that.
meh, overated

itll run your power bill up and put a lot of heat into your system while keeping only one part relatively cold.
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