Light overclock with stock Intel cooler?

aln688

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If I were to overclock my Intel Q9550 Quad CPU from 2.83GHz to 3.0GHz, could I get away with using the older Intel Core 2 Extreme heatsink, the one with the blue fan frame and very heavy due to all the copper?

I'm thinking this isn't much of an overclock and potentially using the heavier duty Extreme CPU heatsink on a lower model Q9550 CPU with a light overclock wouldn't result in a drastic increase in temperatures.

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lucuis

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Yeah i was gonna say, i got the exact same cooler with my Q6600. But it's a black fan, not sure if that makes any difference, lol.
 

aln688

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I doubt it, the fan on this thing spins to 4000 RPM and it's very heavy. Granted, it does look very similar to Intel's stock HSF if the fan frame were black.