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post #1 of 11
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Using Stock: It idles at like 45C and any overclocking is taking it to temps way too close to the max of 70C.

If any one has some experience with this processor or knows a good fan that will keep it cool, throw some recommendations my way!

I wanted to start streaming my games and it's beating the crap out of my processor...

Budget: 40$ -- 80$
post #2 of 11
A couple questions before making any suggestions.

What is your temperature monitoring program? When you say using stock, do you mean stock cooler and frequency or just one or the other?
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Regardless, The Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo is an excellent cooler!

I'm using one with 2 120mm fans in a push/pull and im at 4.5ghz@ 1.45v 100% load temp is 48c biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 11
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Speedfan / Stock cooler / I have my CPU clocked to 3.66 from 3.3... I really wanna take it higher but my system becomes unstable
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Also I've been reading up on push/pull and every one is saying that it barely lowers their cpu temps. Is push pull config mainly for case airflow?
post #6 of 11
Depending on the room available in your case and above your RAM, there are ~10 high end HSFs that will do an excellent job and most are below $80 with fan. Any of them should serve you well with your FX CPU. The mid-range 212+ type HSFs are also good but have less thermal capacity than the high end HSFs.

Dual fans take up more room, use more power and typically cost more. The single fan high end HSFs are my choice for performance, value and quiet operation.

The link below shows you the thermal efficiency of the HSFs on both AMD and Intel sized heat spreaders at three different thermal loads so that you have a good idea of the HSFs actual thermal performance. No one can tell you which HSF will be the "best" in your PC case with your PC hardware without actually testing but any of the better HSFs should work just fine.

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#AMDHEATSINK
post #7 of 11
212+ with 2nd Cooler master blade master 120mm
Corsair A70
Cooler Master V6GT
Scythe MUGEN2/3-Ninja3
FRIO OCK
Corsair H60/Antec 620
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

The single fan high end HSFs are my choice for performance, value and quiet operation.

WHAT?
CM V6 GT
Corsair A70
Spire Thermax Eclipse II
NZXT Havik 140
Thermaltake FRIO are example for dual fan for low price(under 60usd) also 212+ with 2nd fan doesnt take too much room
Edited by PontiacGTX - 2/17/12 at 10:11am
post #9 of 11
hyper 212 be OK
Sunbeamtech Core-contact 120 would be my #1 choice
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

WHAT?
CM V6 GT
Corsair A70
Spire Thermax Eclipse II
NZXT Havik 140
Thermaltake FRIO are example for dual fan for low price(under 60usd) also 212+ with 2nd fan doesnt take too much room

What part of "single fan, high end HSFs are MY CHOICE for performance, value and quiet operation", don't you understand? wink.gif

I think it's pretty self explanatory when you look at the test data.
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