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Windows 7: cooler cpu intel i7 930 for OC

01 May 2013   #1
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
cooler cpu intel i7 930 for OC

Would you, please, recommend me a cpu cooler for Intel I7 930 / OC ?
Lets say, for about 70 USD.
Thank you.


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01 May 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

stereo, there are some good coolers mentioned in this thread Are you wanting air or a water cooler?
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01 May 2013   #3
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Air cooler
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01 May 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Here is a cooler I hear good things about. It's inexpensive and I have heard good things about it. Check your dimensions though as it is rather large.
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01 May 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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02 May 2013   #6
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know if "happy" or "disappointed" is the right word.
After i checked some reviews about overclocking, i'm not sure if i should oc or not.
Check this site, please :
Test: Intel i7 920 @ 2.66 & 4 GHz - Gaming Performance HD 7970 - CPUs - Reviews : ocaholic
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02 May 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

If you`re a little nervous just bring it up to 3 or 3.2 for awhile and keep your eye on the temps.
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02 May 2013   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As one who had a 930, I would say that if you want to go anywhere near 4 gig get a good quality cooler. No disrespect to Dude but while the cooler listed is good, I'm not sure I would use it if I'm going for a 4gig OC.

This is really where you have to pay attention to reviews when looking at coolers. Example pay attention to what the OC speed was as well as the temps at load and idle. If the review fails to mention the load temps. chances the cooler isn't that good.

You might want to note the OC speed. Overclocking to 3.5 is a far cry from overclocking to 3.8 and above. This is where the heat really ramps up. Personally I'd do a lot of readings on CPU coolers to get an idea of what you want.

As a side note, be aware that there are a lot of things that go into overclocking, and not everyone takes these into consideration. For example, plenty of people will tell you they can overclock to the moon, what they won't tell you is that it isn't 24/7 stable. In short some just overclock for benchmarks, but for everyday use, they usually back down. This is where research and deciphering through the BS comes into play.

I have an old Q6600 that's been running overclocked (2.4 to 2.9) for 6 years with no issue. Overclocking can be fun, if done right.

BTW my i7-930 was overclocked from 2.8 to 3.5 using a Noctua NH-C12P SE14. You can see my thoughts on it here: Experience with Gigabyte motherboards? (scroll up the page and you'll see a better pic).

Anyway that same cooler is now cooling an overclocked i7-950 from 3.06 to 3.80. it's been running that way for about 2 years now, if I want to go beyond 3.8, I'm going to need a better cooler.

My two cents.
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02 May 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
As one who had a 930, I would say that if you want to go anywhere near 4 gig get a good quality cooler. No disrespect to Dude but while the cooler listed is good, I'm not sure I would use it if I'm going for a 4gig OC.

This is really where you have to pay attention to reviews when looking at coolers. Example pay attention to what the OC speed was as well as the temps at load and idle. If the review fails to mention the load temps. chances the cooler isn't that good.

You might want to note the OC speed. Overclocking to 3.5 is a far cry from overclocking to 3.8 and above. This is where the heat really ramps up. Personally I'd do a lot of readings on CPU coolers to get an idea of what you want.

As a side note, be aware that there are a lot of things that go into overclocking, and not everyone takes these into consideration. For example, plenty of people will tell you they can overclock to the moon, what they won't tell you is that it isn't 24/7 stable. In short some just overclock for benchmarks, but for everyday use, they usually back down. This is where research and deciphering through the BS comes into play.

I have an old Q6600 that's been running overclocked (2.4 to 2.9) for 6 years with no issue. Overclocking can be fun, if done right.

BTW my i7-930 was overclocked from 2.8 to 3.5 using a Noctua NH-C12P SE14. You can see my thoughts on it here: Experience with Gigabyte motherboards? (scroll up the page and you'll see a better pic).

Anyway that same cooler is now cooling an overclocked i7-950 from 3.06 to 3.80. it's been running that way for about 2 years now, if I want to go beyond 3.8, I'm going to need a better cooler.

My two cents.
Good info, no disrespect taken. I'll read up a little more before I recommend it again. I have never OCed past 3.6, so my experience is limited. I like the big fan on that one too
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02 May 2013   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

[QUOTE=Dude;2385257]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
As one who had a 930, I would say that if you want to go anywhere near 4 gig get a good quality cooler. No disrespect to Dude but while the cooler listed is good, I'm not sure I would use it if I'm going for a 4gig OC.

Good info, no disrespect taken. I'll read up a little more before I recommend it again. I have never OCed past 3.6, so my experience is limited. I like the big fan on that one too
I didn't mean it that way. It could very well fit the bill for what the OP wants to do, and the price is certainly appealing. But just like anything else, you have to consider matching the item to what it is you want to do. As I pointed out, my CPU cooler wouldn't handle a 4gig overclock, doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it, I just add that piece of info.

Anyway I wasn't trying to dis your suggestion, just using it as an example. And again, it may be perfect for what the OP intends to do.

Thanks for not taking offense to what I was trying to point out though
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