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Wow.
Im eating my words now.
I never had that kind of luck.

Did you crank the fan way up or something?
It ran with motherboard PWM control. Louder during load obviously, but safe at 60C load (the C2 965 has a 65C max as opposed to 62 for other chips) all the time
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Well, I decided I'll get another Hyper Plus 212.

Adds another 50 dollars towards my computer though .

Hopefully I could get up to 4.0 GHz with this.
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Yeah really, and sometime the A70 with two fan goes on sale for $30. I should know, my A50 was for $20

OH OH, Mugen Rev B ( I upgraded to that ) is on sale in Canada for $25, massive, ten heat pipes and pretty good cooling.
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It ran with motherboard PWM control. Louder during load obviously, but safe at 60C load (the C2 965 has a 65C max as opposed to 62 for other chips) all the time
Ah.

Thats why I hate being in Arizona.
My advice on cooling is automatically worst case scenario.
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It ran with motherboard PWM control. Louder during load obviously, but safe at 60C load (the C2 965 has a 65C max as opposed to 62 for other chips) all the time
Should I get a second Hyper 212 Plus cooler? Or should I stick with one.

I just want at least 3.7 GHz processing power.
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post #16 of 46
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^ Really?
I could manage 3.7Ghz on the stock cooler, within temperatures, on a 140W x4 965.

AMD's 125W stock cooler actually has a lot of headroom for OC.

There are heatsink choices that are better than the Hyper 212+ for less, or at a worthwhile premium. Look into Sunbeam coolers with 120MM fans on Newegg. The Twister 120 is one I usually recommend over the 212+.
Really? Even with cool and quiet, my 955 BE with stock heatsink will go crazy to 70C with prime 95 on stock clocks. Altho going back to the OP's original question, without changing coolers, what about changing thermal paste to something like artic MX4?
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Should I get a second Hyper 212 Plus cooler? Or should I stick with one.

I just want at least 3.7 GHz processing power.
You can only have one cooler on your CPU at a time.
It rests on top of the processor.
Well...Its clamped on top of the processor.
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I have no idea about thermal paste >
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post #19 of 46
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Should I get a second Hyper 212 Plus cooler? Or should I stick with one.

I just want at least 3.7 GHz processing power.
it will be alright with one fan till 3.8-4.0 ghz, but you could always use more fans to keep the temps down and increase the life of the cpu... and 3.8 shouldn't be a problem
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Really? Even with cool and quiet, my 955 BE with stock heatsink will go crazy to 70C with prime 95 on stock clocks. Altho going back to the OP's original question, without changing coolers, what about changing thermal paste to something like artic MX4?
what 70 degrees on stock!!!! mine doesn't go over 45 degrees on stock cooler while running prime...
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