View Full Version : How mutch would Zalman 7000alcu help overclocking?

07-23-04, 01:58 AM

Im running p4 3000/3300mhz on intel stock cooler. Im just wondering would I get more Mhz out from my cpu if I chance it to Zalman 7000AlCu.

Tell me your results, did it help any?

07-23-04, 02:03 AM
The idea I think for a Zalman would be to cool quietly as opposed to cool to allow overclocking. :D

07-23-04, 02:14 AM
I know, but all tests show that zalman is more powerfull than stock. All I need to know is, can people get more mhz out with it. Stock sound is not problem for me because its running 8-11V depending of cpu heat level.

07-23-04, 04:30 AM
It will help cool it, but that doesn't necessarily mean you will be able to overclock higher. Your RAM may be your bottleneck as it is only rated at 400MHz. Still, most PC3200 should go up to at least 480MHz with lose timings and a higher voltage.

07-23-04, 06:39 AM
Im using 5/4 divider so memory is not bottleneck. Only processor wont go higher with that stock cooler.

07-23-04, 06:58 AM
Only processor wont go higher with that stock cooler.

But even if you switch coolers, there's no guarantee you'll be able to OC any higher. The speed you have right now might simply be the maximum your specific CPU can do. That being said, I'm considering buying one of those Zalman coolers simply for its quietness. I am unable to overclock my system due to my Intel-branded motherboard so I might as well attempt to go for the quietest system I can. :)

07-23-04, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the answers. You were right. I bought Zalman today and no boost in overclocking. :retard:

3450Mhz/1.6v and prime95 locked up, temps 58C max.
3400Mhz and prime good but FarCry boots after playing a while.
I lowered clocks until back to same 3300Mhz. Its stable.

Only good thing is, that cpu temp is lower and overall mutch more quiet. (newb) Damn what a crappy cpu.

07-23-04, 07:35 PM
I picked up the CNPS7000A-CU at Fry's this afternoon. I don't overclock so I figured this would be an idea fit for my system. I am thoroughly impressed at how quiet this thing is, even though I have it plugged directly into my motherboard and operating at full speed. The comparatively loud Intel stock HSF would get me 42 idle/62 load on my P4 EE even with AS5 on the CPU. The Zalman has me down to 37 idle/52 load. Well worth the $45 investment. :D