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My sisters 5200 X2 is overheating, 72 degrees while idling. So what would be a good heatsink, and thermal paste. I would like to be able to overclock it a little bit as well.
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post #2 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103064

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-065-_-Product

Not much in that price range but those are good
post #3 of 13
go for an Arctic Freezer Pro v2

or replace thermal paste on the current heatsink and see what happens.

I use indigo extreme, but i dont recommend it for what your using. use some NT-H1 or some shin estu
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I have the TX3 because the 212 plus is too large. Temps @ idle and load are in my profile.
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post #5 of 13
Please save up another $10 and buy this. Considering the box is huge, it's probably going to cost a pretty penny to ship it, and you get free shipping. So you can pretend like it cost $30. But it outperforms everything in the price range by a decent margin.

If you absolutely have to stay at $30 or less, get this.
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post #6 of 13
Bump Dopamin3's comments. You can also find it as a Mugen2. I Love Scythe heatsinks: I've got the Orocchi, bigger than the Mugen2, Grand Kama Cross, Infinity and Big Shiruken.

I've bought all mine off ebay. There's a guy who sells factory refurbs, and others you can find from people who bought one only to find it won't fit in their case. For most of the full size Scythes, you need to have a case at least 7.5 inches (190mm) wide. They are around 155mm tall.
Personally, I like the blow-down coolers cause they cool the peripherals better.

Here's a good one: The Ninja 2 is a great cooler, rated highly for cooling and quietness (check Silentpcreview.com)
again, tall.
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Cm 212+
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post #8 of 13
Go with the 212+ if you can. If the case is to small then go for the TX3, I used to have it. 3.8GHz on my i5-750 was 70c load using it.
     
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post #9 of 13
hyper 212+ is $30 on ebay.
    
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post #10 of 13

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ once again, I think its $30 shipped on amazon.

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