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Moving the X4 955 to an old mATX 700 series Giga board and don't have any coolers except three stock AMD coolers. An 8320 cooler, 955 cooler, and an X2 6000+ cooler.

Wondering if the 6000+ cooler can handle the 955? Think my 6000+ was the later revision (89W TDP?). The 955 cooler was much louder than the 6000+ from what I remember and the 8320 seems identical to the 955.

Also might disable one of the cores, don't really need all four. Backup machine and all...



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post #2 of 7
They all have the heat pipes, so you'll be ok with either one on a 955.
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Will go for it then. Not like I'll be doing any oc on it.
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Keep an eye on your CPU using HWMonitor or your Mobo
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It's been running for 3-4 days now, temps are fine. All it does it host a Teamspeak 3 server for now so I just leave it on power saver. Temps idle on high performance from what I remember was around 38C.
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The one from the 6000 is the best stock cooler amd made.if i was you i will be using that one.
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Oh, I'm using it. And it's definitely decently quiet. Hasn't gone over 2500RPM and usually around 2200RPM.

I'll never forget when changing to a 6000+ to 955 it was horrible in the noise department. Sounded like a jet engine.
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