Zalman 9700 or ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 for light overclock

By HPCE_Larry
Sep 22, 2007
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  1. I have a core 2 duo e6600 that i plan to overclock some by raising the fsb to hopefully 333mhz. I know the zalman 9700 is a lot better, but its also a lot more expensive. Considering that the case has excellent ventilation (thermaltake armor w/ 25cm side fan) will the freezer 7 be sufficient?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Yes,
    I think the freezer 7 will do just fine. What did you deside on getting?
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Remember most of those heatsink tests you read will have been performed outside a case or inside a case with a side off. If you really want to overclock and have cooler temps then I'd go for the Zalman and damn the cost.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    I have the Freezer 7 Pro and vouch for it. It cools pretty well for its price.
  5. Phil Harris

    Phil Harris Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    I ran an E6600 at 9x385 for 3.47 gHz on an Arctic 7, the temps were usually in the high 50's to low 60's under full load.
    Unless you have very high ambients where you are, then I think it's fine.
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