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And yes it WILL breach 40C I had a E6600 with my eliminator back when I actually used it. Once I went quad I had to stop and get a 120 ultra. Low was in the 50's but it was silent. My clock was at 3.4 Medium was in the upper 40's but keep in mind this was without a case side panle so no warm case air actually passed threw the heat exchanger!