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Does any of you heroic overclockers have experience with cooling this CPU? I heard it performs well, but I lack the expertise to test it without destroying my system. Found the CPU in the bin, and it is in full-working condition.


My current cooler: a Scythe shuriken Rev. B(a low-budget low-profile cooler) isn't theoretically suited for overclocking this thing.

Here is my original thread with pics and stuff:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1241508/amd-phenom-ii-twkr-cpu-42
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i own one aswell. I never Oc'ed mine but they are high leakage chips. anything too extreme and water and air isn't going to cut it really.

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Does any of you heroic overclockers have experience with cooling this CPU? I heard it performs well, but I lack the expertise to test it without destroying my system. Found the CPU in the bin, and it is in full-working condition.


My current cooler: a Scythe shuriken Rev. B(a low-budget low-profile cooler) isn't theoretically suited for overclocking this thing.

Here is my original thread with pics and stuff:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1241508/amd-phenom-ii-twkr-cpu-42
You cool it the same way you cool any AM3 cpu. You will need DICE or LN2 to really use it well. But in general, a 955 or 965 will clock better on all types of cooling, seeing as how both broke 7ghz and the TWKR only did 6.7ghz http://hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/rankings?hardwareTypeId=processor_1918#start=0#interval=20

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i own one aswell. I never Oc'ed mine but they are high leakage chips. anything too extreme and water and air isn't going to cut it really.

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just a glorified 955, haha
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They were pretty impressive when C2 was the current stepping, but the release of C3 blew them away. It's a cool part of history, but as JNK said, it probably won't clock as well as a C3 955 or 965.
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They were pretty impressive when C2 was the current stepping, but the release of C3 blew them away. It's a cool part of history, but as JNK said, it probably won't clock as well as a C3 955 or 965.

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