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i plan on shooting for 2.5-2.6ghz on my opty 165. i have the stock cooler with the pipes.

should i even bother swapping out the stock cooler for an ac64 freezer pro w/ silverstone fm92 fan, zalman 9700 or asus silent square?

or will the stock hs/f be sufficient?
 
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post #2 of 3
Definitely use an aftermarket cooler. The AMD stock one provides good cooling, but is insanely lout. Plus, the finish on the other ones is better, and they cool other components around the socket.

Edit: Of the choices you gave, I think the AC Freezer w/ Silverstone will be the best (and cheapest) solution.
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You might be able to get away with using the stock cooler, but your chip will probably run really hot, which can cause instabilty or not as good of an OC. It is recommended to get a better cooler if you really want to push your chip. The Big Typhoon is probably one of the best coolers on the market right now. It even rivals some low-end watercooling systems. If you can wait, try scouting around on Ebay to look for a used one. There is a lot of potential in your chip so be good to it and spoil it with a good cooler and hopefully it'll be good back to you!
    
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