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Is this CPU Cooler good enough for overclock?

I overclocked my Intel Core i7 2600k to 4.5GHz with the Titan 212 Cooler (link here) but im getting very high (90+) readings in the Prime95 stress tests (version 26).

Do i need a water cooler or have i made a mistake overclocking? If so will the Corsair Hydro Series H45 be suitable at only £40?
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  1. None of the coolers you linked are for overclocking , they will barely cool better than a stock setup.
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  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£40.60 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £40.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-22 19:55 BST+0100

    Best budget cooler on the market.


    Image from: techpowerup.com


    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/heatsinks/42980-cryorig-h7-universal-cpu-cooler-review?showall=&start=3
    Review from hitechlegion ^



    Simple installation video here ^

    Unmatched Compatibility
    Zero RAM Interference


    Focusing on providing the widest range of
    compatibility, the H7 utilizes an asymmetric slanted
    heatpipe layout to move the heatsink away from the
    RAM zone, Offering optimal compatibility for RAM
    with tall heat spreaders on both Intel 115X and
    AMD platforms.



    Image from: proclockers.com


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  3. jase888 said:
    I overclocked my Intel Core i7 2600k to 4.5GHz with the Titan 212 Cooler (link here) but im getting very high (90+) readings in the Prime95 stress tests (version 26).

    Do i need a water cooler or have i made a mistake overclocking? If so will the Corsair Hydro Series H45 be suitable at only £40?


    Get a cryorig h7 or hyper 212 and oc away. That cooler you have now is just a tiny bit better than the stock one.
    Reply to jaslion
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    The Corsair H-45 outperforms a Corsair H-60, which is the liquid equivalent of a CM Hyper212 evo. Pretty much the H-45 is comparative to the Cryorig H7. Just costs more.
    http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/corsair-hydro-h45-review-a-89.html

    Op has an i7-2600k. If he wants to play with a 4.5GHz+ OC, he'll need something beefier than a budget series cooler, a cryorig H5 would be preferable to the H7, or for liquid cooling a H80i or H90, kraken x41
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