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I decided to OC my AMD A6 3500 from 2.1 -> 2.7 using default voltage. Run a couple of benchmarks, highest temp I could get from CPU was 50c using stock cooling but will replace it with Hyper 212 Evo, but what worried me is the temp of the motherboard which got up to 61c. I'm totally new to this and would like to know what is the safe motherboard temps and what is the safest max temp should you have?

oh and also, when overclocking what should I choose, IDE or AHCI or RAID?
Edited by beklogxd - 10/16/12 at 7:09am
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^ 61C... not too bad.
Just take this heatsink instead as it outperforms the 212 EVO for less price. With such a low-power APU, you might as well save and get the Xigmatek GAIA. A 212 EVO or TB SIlence won't add too much unless you want a better APU down the road.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

^ 61C... not too bad.
Just take this heatsink instead as it outperforms the 212 EVO for less price. With such a low-power APU, you might as well save and get the Xigmatek GAIA. A 212 EVO or TB SIlence won't add too much unless you want a better APU down the road.

Thanks for the reply. thumb.gif

So 61c ain't bad for TMPIN2?

Oh and by the way, would CM 212 EVO or Enermax ETS-T40 would fit in this board read some reviews that it is so big. MG_8844.jpg
That is my board and I'm using 2 corsair vengeance 4 gb 1600 with heat spreaders. Will it fit in my mobo?
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^ Your only problem will be the vertical clearance of the RAM which you may need to do some research on to ascertain as to whether either cooler will work. While the 212 EVO and TB Silence are both big, they mount onto (and fits onto) the mobo in just the same way. The only concern I'd have is that you're removing the VRM cooling and chipset cooling by using the aftermarket heatsink. Granted, this is a 65W TDP triple core APU you're dealing with, but perhaps it may be unwise altogether to choose one of these coolers. Get something that blows top down maybe? It'll provide you with the headroom you need while keeping board components cooled.
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^ Your only problem will be the vertical clearance of the RAM which you may need to do some research on to ascertain as to whether either cooler will work. While the 212 EVO and TB Silence are both big, they mount onto (and fits onto) the mobo in just the same way. The only concern I'd have is that you're removing the VRM cooling and chipset cooling by using the aftermarket heatsink. Granted, this is a 65W TDP triple core APU you're dealing with, but perhaps it may be unwise altogether to choose one of these coolers. Get something that blows top down maybe? It'll provide you with the headroom you need while keeping board components cooled.

Good thing that I can visit this site again, didn't get to check on the forums because my ISP had problems.
If it is not recommended to get 212 EVO or TB Silence what do you recommend me on buying? I don't have an idea on what should I buy because I don't know if a cooler is good or not. Thanks!
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Cheap FM1 water coolers if your case can support it here's a list of FM1 type coolers

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006648&IsNodeId=1&Description=FM1&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=50
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