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Old 03-09-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Is this enough cooling to OC?

I have been wanting to overclock my E7400 (2.8 Ghz) for some time now, but as a first time overclocker, I'm not sure if I have enough cooling to keep it stable. My case has a side panel fan and a rear fan, both 120mm. When I ordered my stuff, I didn't think about buying any extra cooling so I'm using the stock heatsink, and I picked up this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1075583463530 from best buy. Would it be safe to try and overclock with this setup?
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Default Re: Is this enough cooling to OC?

You can overclock with the stock cooler, you just have to watch the temperatures. You wont get as far as you could with a more efficient cooler, but you should see some improvement.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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great, thanks
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