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Windows 7: Making a new Tower

19 Apr 2011   #51
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Lolz kind of. Suppose I wanna overclock the CPU to 3.8 GHz from 3.2 GHz, would my cooler be fine?


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19 Apr 2011   #52
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

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19 Apr 2011   #53
bill1821

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
LOL same cooler I found at the thermaltake store- just picked that one because it is cheaper- 39.99 + shipping- (didnt check shipping price but the recertified products I have bought from a them had decent rates-)


You need to read reviews at newegg and see what fortune oithers have had- you will see results are greatly staggered. this is often using poor thermal paste or poor installation technique- read the cooler manufacturers installation instructions.

I would get the better components even if it delays the build for a paycheck- the week or two wont hurt that bad and this comp will be fast enough you will probably use it for 3-5 years. Also remember if you do a overclock and its running a bit hot then time will kick in- a month or two (or12) goes by quickly and dustballs happen- your cooling will never be as effective as when new-

will it fit? also look for at newegg reviews- maybe google-

Bill
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19 Apr 2011   #54
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

There are no additional cores to unlock from the 955, it is already a 4 core and will not unlock to a 6 core. Now some of the Athlon II X3 (450 & 455) will unlock to 4 cores and some of the Phenom II X2 (555, 560, 565) will unlock to 4 cores as well. There is no guarantee that any of them will unlock though, it's a roll of the dice so to say.
I'm running my own 955 at 4.2 GHz with a Corsair A50 cooler.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler
Never got above 53deg running prime95 for 8 hours.
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19 Apr 2011   #55
bill1821

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1foxracing View Post
There are no additional cores to unlock from the 955, it is already a 4 core and will not unlock to a 6 core. Now some of the Athlon II X3 (450 & 455) will unlock to 4 cores and some of the Phenom II X2 (555, 560, 565) will unlock to 4 cores as well. There is no guarantee that any of them will unlock though, it's a roll of the dice so to say.
I'm running my own 955 at 4.2 GHz with a Corsair A50 cooler.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler
Never got above 53deg running prime95 for 8 hours.

Thanks for the info--- Slasher You have more choices- lol- lucky you!
It's tough isnt it- the above cooler not only has a reference but a rebate making it less than $25.

Hmmmmm.

tempting

Bill
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20 Apr 2011   #56
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Which cooler should I get? I am really confused.
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20 Apr 2011   #57
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Which cooler should I get? I am really confused.
Only you can make that decision, read all the info ( & reviews on NewEgg) then make a choice.
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20 Apr 2011   #58
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Spec-wise, which is better?
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20 Apr 2011   #59
bill1821

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Spec's don't do more than general info- fan size and whatnot- they do not have a btu rating for heat transfer. This make things difficult. Thats why we read a lot of the reviews on newegg-

Processor specs we get from a chart- Ram also- but what actually fits in a given case or how does a cooler work we read professional reviews and newegg reviews.

Not quick and easy but you will learn stuff along the way- Also why we cant choose for you because it IS a choice- the more reading done the more informed, and better the choice is.

You just gotta go with what YOU like after some reading- if you ask 15 people you will prob get a dozen different answers- Why I said before- It's tough isn't it.

All will work, don't think there is a lemon in the group- so just get the one that fits the wallet and you feel confidant in.

Bill
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21 Apr 2011   #60
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Bill, what does Air flow in CFM mean?

example:

Air flow: 21.2 - 76.8 CFM

I'm confused in what that means.

Also, I am choosing between 2 coolers. One of them's max RPM is 2000, while the second's max RPM is 2500. Is it worth to get the one with more RPM? It is $23 more than the cooler with max RPM of 2000.
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