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Air CPU Cooler Suggestions Please

By spencer22l
Feb 3, 2009
  1. I'm using Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @3.2ghz now with Asus P5K.
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    Idle : Realtemp 35~40 // Coretemp 40~45 // Everest 40~45 celcius
    Full Load : Real 53~56// Core 58~61// Everest 59~61 celcius!!!

    And my case isn't from Can or US ... actually my whole computer... it's from S Korea...
    Dimension is 435mm(d) x 200mm(w) x 435mm(h)
    I dunno if this website will show up on your comps but just in case if you wanna see it's looks : http://pc.danawa.com/price_right.html?cate1=861&cate2=879&pcode=466635
    it's got pictures and numbers =)
    Or this is a review from English forum http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=600
    It's a mid tower and I'm pretty sure it'll take most fans+coolers?

    Also I'm using stock Intel cooler now but I'd like to get an effective air CPU cooler
    of around under 50$ CAN. At the max volt of 1.5v for e6750. I got till 483mhz
    for the computer to work. Anything higher won't even go to my asus screen.. or BIOS;;
    but 483 I can get to bios but not to windows.. Maybe the temps??
    Anyways I got into windows at 1.5v 465mhz around 50~55 idle !!
    Didn't want to destroy my CPU so didn't try to see how far I can go to Windows...
    Anyways suggestions for air CPU cooler of 50$ around CAN ? lol...:)
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    This is the best cooler you can get for your budget.
     
  3. mannywood

    mannywood TS Rookie

    483mhz ... your external clock ?

    change a better cpu cooler "may" not help oc ability, looks like your cpu reached the max fsb already.
     
  4. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    come to think of it do I need a killer big cooler?
    I mean I don't even think I can get 465mhz stabilized...on max 1.5v
    (not sure, maybe I should try??)
    thou my mobo goes to like 1.7v i think...

    So should I see how high I can stabilize with max 1.5v first?
    Then maybe get smaller 1 in comparison ??
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    It is better to get an aftermarket cooler when you get to the point where you have to raise the Vcore for an OC. A higher-than-stock Vcore always leads to increased heat output.
     
  6. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    yes, but I was actually wondering
    if I should get a smaller and cheaper cooler because
    I don't think I can overclock it lot more now which is 400mhz x8;
    Like my max volt is 1.5v according to specs and at 1.5v I don't even think
    I can stabilize 465... anyways
    I will try how far I can go with 1.5 stabilized and then maybe decide
    the size and price for this cooler
     
  7. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The Freezer 7 Pro is a good choice, but is very loud if you want very good cooling. Still, most people are able to get the E6750 to 3.6GHz easily with that cooler installed, and without increasing the Vcore. You should be able to get to 3.2GHz at least on stock cooling with a Vcore of no more than 1.35V or so. So a stable 1GHz OC is easily attainable with a new cooler without the need for increasing the Vcore.
     
  9. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I'll consider Free 7 too. It is definitely cheaper!
    My 6750 is currently at 3.2ghz from 2.67ghz. It is around 40 idle and 60 full load;
    I'm also getting a thermal paste with it.

    Yesterday I tried 1.5v and 3.6ghz and primed for about 20 min no error
    but it went to around 80 so I decided to just stop :)
     
  10. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

    get artic silver 5

    and you should go for a 120mm cpu fan cooler =]

    btw do you live in the us or canada, i could hook you up with some deals
     
  11. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I live in Canada.
    I was actually thinking of getting OCZ Freeze.
    Arctic Silver 5 and OCZ Freeze seem maybe most popular?
    I might just get a cheaper one :D
     
     
  12. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

    exactly where in canada, ontario toronto perhaps?
     
  13. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Exactly in Hamilton city in Ontario. Just around Toronto.
    Lol :)
     
  14. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

  15. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    WoW thanks!
    I can go actually so no shipping fee!
    And I've seen some review that this is better than Xigmatek s1283 or w.e lol
    I should like go now ~
    Thank you

    Even include thermal pound
     
  16. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

    no problem =] just make sure this badass fits in your case
     
  17. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Already made that sure!:)
    It is 435mm(d) x 200mm(w) x 435mm(h) ~!
    Mid tower, I heard perfect 4 big killer heatsink + fan combo cooler
     
  18. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Come to think of it, would those heat sinks around CPU socket
    effect usnig OCZ Vendetta 2?? Maybe it will get in the way?
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  19. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

  20. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

    vendetta 2 beats it, 120mm fan =]

    PLUS for the price hes getting it, beats yours NO OFFENSE ROFL its on special

    you might wanna get artic silver 5 anyways, the compound i comes with like any other after market heatsink is garbage

    btw, i got myself a gladiator max =]

    and you might want a bolt kit to keep it more steady cause this thing is pretty heavy
     
  21. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Nice choice on the HSF. AS5 is conductive, so be sure to be careful when applying it. Don't let any get on the mobo or any other parts. And yes, I also second a bolt-thru kit for added stability. Also consider getting Tuniq TX-2 paste, it is very, very good and is non-conductive to boot.
     
  22. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I don't really know what a bolt kit is :eek:
    Anyone got a suggestion or example for me?:)
     
  23. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZTFORCV-Retention-Brackets-Vendetta/dp/B001O0DR1O]This[/ame] is what you need. It looks like this:
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  24. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

    you basically put a back plate on the back on your mobo, and screw in your heatsink to back plate instead of this cheap push in pins
     
  25. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I see it looks better,
    I've just visited one in Hamilton right in my city and they're all out =(
    But on the internet there are 10 in Missisauga which is still pretty close,
    so I'll be visiting there soon =)

    But I guess I gotta buy the Retention Bracket online cus they don't seem
    to sell it there
     
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