I've recently replaced my HD 5870 for an overclocked EVGA GTX 570 and I decided at the same time I wanted to overclock the CPU again (only mildly mind, not a new CPU anymore!*) for folding purposes.
These days, any overclock is enough to cause the CPU to throttle (it hits 60 degrees really easily now) but because of the current weather and the general heat of my room it's even throttling at stock clocks when at full load for more than a few minutes. I can live without an overclock but I'm not prepared to have it slow down at factory settings. We're talking 800MHz per core here.
Not exactly been a fan of self contained WC units since my first one leaked on me but it's pretty apparent it's not doing its job properly at all anymore. So as well as applying some new thermal paste, does anyone have any suggestions for a good aircooler? There's so many out there and I'd like to narrow down the amount of reviews I have to read. Must of course be AM3 compatible and suitable for cooling even when overclocking.
*Talking like 3.6 - 3.8GHz, not 4+ like I used to have it running at. That extra boost makes all the difference for a few games I have.