Im looking to buy a new heatsink or fan/cooler of somesort for my GO Q6600 2.4Ghz CPU. I want to OC it to around 3.2Ghz - 3.4Ghz
At stock, everest reports it idle at around Motherboard 39 °C (102 °F) CPU 41 °C (106 °F) CPU #1 / Core #1 47 °C (117 °F) CPU #1 / Core #2 44 °C (111 °F) CPU #1 / Core #3 45 °C (113 °F) CPU #1 / Core #4 42 °C (108 °F)
So im looking for something that will allow me to OC my pc to around the above specs. Please advise, im new to this cheers.
temps for the Q6600 should be mid to hi 30's at idle and in the 50's under load.
If you intend to overclock it then id suggest going for a thermaltake V1 heatsink and get yourself some artic silver thermal past to put between the cpu and cooler. Make sure the surfaces are clean before you apply it.
41 average isnt that high. its certainly within the tolerences of the cpu. But if you do intend to OC it then you need to sort the cooling out first. If it overheats whilst you're playing with it to find a stable OC level then you could damage it.
You will have to set your RAM at a lower speed than 667MHz at an overclock of 3GHz. As I mentioned before in your other thread 4 x 1GB sticks of RAM will not run stably at CPU stock speeds greater than around 667MHz. What did the BSOD say about the error?
You could waste your money on a Thermaltake V1 or buy, as I suggested before a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 (TRUE). You will not get a better air cooler.
If you want pretty and effective you could try the TRUE Copper click here+(Without+Fan)
Thermaltake are supposedly sending me one for review but I've not received it yet. I doubt though that it will be better than the aluminium version.