It may happen.
Grand suggestions? Water-cooling, phase-change, ln...
What I'm saying is that it's always possible to push a CPU a little more: add more Vcore, better cooling...
You have to try to know, and decide if you wish to upgrade the cooling method.
Yeah, see I have around 200$, and to be honest, air cooling is dirt cheap these days.
Water cooling, ( blocks.. equipment.. ect. ) cost around 100$ EACH.
Like, a CPU block isn't it around like.. 100$?
Plus the pump and the rest? ( 200 more dollars.. )
Much more efficient though..
MOBO:: ASUS P5K Deluxe Wi-Fi
RAM:: Mushkin 800Mhz Enhanced DDR2
COOLING:: AIR Thermaltake V1, Stock RAMSINKS.
See, I've got myself to 4.0GHZ in a really warm room hitting maximums of 60-62 on load and around 39-38 idle.
Anyone think I could go a little further?
Or If I can't do that much.
I'm willing to upgrade my heatsink if anyone has any grand suggestions.
You can give us all the pertinent voltages in BIOS...we might see something on the low side. Although your HS/F isn't the latest and greatest..your temps seem fine. A TR-U120Extreme will cost you $60($50 on sale), plus a good 12cm fan, if you don't have one..but there's no guarantee it'll give you more. See if you can get the model #/timings and or voltage of your RAM for us. Also, what is your aim...a 12hour++ Prime-stable overclock, or a very-stable overclock that will probably only crash in Orthos/P95/OCCT...or, an overclock that's awesome..will game, etc.... but is on the ragged edge of stabiltity?
I use a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 on my E8400, have it at 3.9GHz idle is 29C to 31C and load is 49C
If you can't get a Hyper 212, get the TR-U120 Extreme.
my Core V is 1.28V so you should be able to go higher.