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I currently have a hyper 212+ on my 955 at 4GHz. I idle at around 31c and go up to around 50c on full load. Would I see loads less than 45c if I were to have this setup:

Silver arrow
3x 140mm Enermax Apollish Vegas Case Fan (reported to have up to 90.8 CFM)

Obviously you won't be able to exactly tell but what could I expect to see if I have the silver arrow with three fans on it?
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Is it really worth that 5 extra degrees?
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Is it really worth that 5 extra degrees?
I want to get a better heatsink because I hope to get IB/BD and really want this set up. May be overkill but hey. I just want everything shining blue
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I currently have a hyper 212+ on my 955 at 4GHz. I idle at around 31c and go up to around 50c on full load. Would I see loads less than 45c if I were to have this setup:

Silver arrow
3x 140mm Enermax Apollish Vegas Case Fan (reported to have up to 90.8 CFM)

Obviously you won't be able to exactly tell but what could I expect to see if I have the silver arrow with three fans on it?
Just keep your current cooler. Those speed/temps are perfectly fine! Don't fix what's not broken. Unless your hitting 80c like me, you don't need a new Hsink.
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Hmmm I will certainly be upgrading to the silver arrow but perhaps I will wait till I get a new chip. Just wondering, these fans seem to be the best performing fans in terms of the stats I can see, are there any other better performing fans?
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Originally Posted by Juganot View Post
I currently have a hyper 212+ on my 955 at 4GHz. I idle at around 31c and go up to around 50c on full load. Would I see loads less than 45c if I were to have this setup:

Silver arrow
3x 140mm Enermax Apollish Vegas Case Fan (reported to have up to 90.8 CFM)

Obviously you won't be able to exactly tell but what could I expect to see if I have the silver arrow with three fans on it?
Those are better than stock temps..keep in mind with your 955 BE 60C is the MAX temp according to AMD. If you love your chip, you wont let it get to 55c or past as it will start to ware on it.
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Just keep your current cooler. Those speed/temps are perfectly fine! Don't fix what's not broken. Unless your hitting 80c like me, you don't need a new Hsink.
This is insanity for an AMD PhenomII x4...It CAN NOT hit 80c, will shut down long befor that or BSOD.

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Hmmm I will certainly be upgrading to the silver arrow but perhaps I will wait till I get a new chip. Just wondering, these fans seem to be the best performing fans in terms of the stats I can see, are there any other better performing fans?
The Silver Arrow is a GREAT cooler. the stock fans move some good air and cool plenty, I wanted more cooling headroom so I droped the stockers for 2 San Ace 1011's. They flow right around 100 CFM and my be on the loud side...so I use a Rheosmart to tone the fans down some. the San Ace fans make no odd/clicking noise, and the motors take the undervolting with out whining or anything like that. Also, keep in mind when/if you over clock your chip will work better the coolder you can get it. even when my rigs are at stock clocks I still like having extreeme cooling Silver Arrow will drop your temps by alot, with 2 san ace fans and ambiants of 20c I peak at 35c at stock clocks at 1.3850 VCore. when over clocking to 4.0 on same ambiants max temp was 44-45c with 1.550Vcore(max save volts for 955BE).Idle was room temp on all tests thus far hope this helps!
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 5/3/11 at 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
This is insanity for an AMD PhenomII x4...It CAN NOT hit 80c, will shut down long befor that or BSOD.
he was refering to his i7, they can hit 90+ before they downclock/undervolt
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he was refering to his i7, they can hit 90+ before they downclock/undervolt
Bt where not talking about i7's?..unclear posting...
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