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    Hi all im new here, was looking for some advice I've just built my first rig and i want to overclock it, just had a quick look @ the guide on here and it looks awesome. My question is would a freezer 7 pro be ok to oc a e6600 to 3.2ghz also how hard is it to remove the paste from the heatsink as i used the stock intel cooler? Thanks in advance for any replies, much appreciated

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    A Freezer Pro will be fine up to 3.2GHz, although something like the Scythe Miné will be quieter if you have room for it.

    As for removing termal paste, it's a breeze if you use something like TIM Clean.

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    How quiet is the Scythe Mine, i can't find a decent answer anywhere.

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    Sounds like you already have it up and running with the stock cooler. Try oc'ing with that first! You can probably hit 3GHz, maybe 3.2 if you are lucky... Then check your temps, and decide whether it's worth getting a better cooler.

    The stock coolers are pretty good, and many website have shown good (not amazing - but good) results with them, so give it a shot

    as for cleaning the processor of the old gunk from the stock heatsink , it is important to do it properly, else you'll get no benefit from the new heatsink. I believe using Isopropyl alcohol is the best, I have read it in a few places and used it myself, and it works a treat. But other solvents should work, methylated spirits, the american use 'goof off' but I don't think we can get that here... Use an old t shirt or relatively clean lint free cloth, and try not to splash the stuff on anything other than the metal surface you are cleaning - Plastics and organic solvents don't mix well...

    As for you first question, yes the freezer 7 pro will get you to 3.2Ghz, and it's probably the best value for doing so, but you'd be better off looking here for more advice:

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.ph...=8757&page=118

    let us know how you get on!

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    Thanks for the response guys hopefully ill be able to try and do it the weekend and let you know, I like the look of the Thermaltake Big Typ VX, not sure if it will fit in my case though.

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    I would recommend Scyte Ninja..+ a quiet 120mm Fan...if you want the silent solution..

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    The noise my graphics card gives off i dont think noise is gonna be a prob, should never of bought a sapphire. Wish i could rip off the fan and change it, too scared though.
    Last edited by narcist; 18-07-2007 at 03:19 PM.

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