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i have a friend has a AMD FX 8-Core at 4.0ghz on air and he has an asus M5A97 EVO mothaboard, on idle he say he gets 28c and on load he gets 65c this is all on 75f ambient temp, now he is on air is there a watercooling kit that you guys can point me to so i can show him and have him to consider it?
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can this work with his mothaboard and cpu?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Water+Cooling-_-Corsair-_-35181017
Edited by -javier- - 3/21/12 at 11:05am
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65c is OK isnt it?....
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Bulldozer is AM3+ (FX series)

That cooler is AM2/AM3 compatible.

AM3 cooler is fine for AM3+ cpu so no worries there it will work no problem.



I was just wondering if it was really necessary since I thought 65c is OK temp...unless you are going to OC?
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Originally Posted by Alchemist07 View Post

Bulldozer is AM3+ (FX series)
That cooler is AM2/AM3 compatible.
AM3 cooler is fine for AM3+ cpu so no worries there it will work.
was just wondering if it was really necessary since I thought 65c is OK temp...unless you are going to OC?

well he is at 4.0ghz with those temps

so that liquid cool sys will work for his mobo..cool

i am trying to help him .
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post #6 of 10
65 is quite high for AMD i dont think u will be able to OC that anymore
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post #9 of 10
is it teh stock cooler u using now? if so then yes, i have that cooler and it works very very well
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post #10 of 10

Yes, his temps will be noticeably lower. Any self contained loop, such as the corsair or antec models, will give you good performance/price ratio. They are simple, and usually compatible with any current socket type. They make these for people who don't want to complicate things or build custom water loops.

65c on a FX chip at that clock speed is high IMO; I have seen much higher clock speeds on air with ~5c lower temps, so it couldn't hurt to buy one. If he's concerned with saving money, make sure he reseats his current hsf to see if theres a mounting problem. That's usually a good thing to do before running off and spending more money.

edit: If he is using a stock HSF, I recommend getting rid of that thing ASAP if he intends on oc'ing
Edited by Defunctronin - 3/21/12 at 11:21am
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