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Old 12-06-2008, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If i want to overclock the core i7 920 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz, will or should I get an aftermarket cooler?
Also I'm new to overclocking, and I was wondering can i just take the BIOS settings of someone who has overclocked their 920 to 3.2GHz and apply them to my own BIOS, or is that risking anything?
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It's always a good idea to get an aftermarket cooler. But 3.2 is probably doable on the stock cooler. I'm running 3.2 on water right now with temps ranging from 26-34 degrees. I havent pushed it to 100% to see what it loads at yet. As for bios settings, each chip and each board is going to vary a bit.
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well as always the intel stock heatsinks suck. i'm not very familiar with lga 1336 heatsinks but i know there are a couple of good ones out.
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i know there are a couple of good ones out.
orly? where at? i haven't seen any...except the new true's that vary from $75-$110..which is no way i will pay that much for air cooling
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Ya, the 1366 coolers are somewhat slow atm.
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right here are some good looking ones

Intel LGA1366 Nehalem : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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