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So i am in the market for an air cooler to keep my 6300 cool because my current cooler just can't keep up. I came across that and all the reviews i seen show it being quite good but they also claimed my cooler was good and it cant even keep a 6300 cool with barely any voltage increase.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106216
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Your cooler should be plenty capable. I would try reseating it and maybe reevaluating your case's airflow. Make sure you've got a good amount of fresh air coming in and that it's not being blocked. If all of that's good to go, maybe try moving up to an all in one watercooler like an H100 or something.
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Your cooler should be plenty capable. I would try reseating it and maybe reevaluating your case's airflow. Make sure you've got a good amount of fresh air coming in and that it's not being blocked. If all of that's good to go, maybe try moving up to an all in one watercooler like an H100 or something.


my airflow is good the tuniq tower is just not very good most reviews i see now peg it just below a stock cooler from intel. I can't afford an H100
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Tuniq Tower 120 EXtreme rev 1 is way better than stock cooler.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Tuniq-Tower-120-Extreme-CPU-Cooler-Review/932

What is the fan setup on your case?

Are you sure everything is clean and free of lint / dust?

Honestly, top air coolers are as cool as CLC while being cheaper, quieter and have fewer problems.
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Tuniq Tower 120 EXtreme rev 1 is way better than stock cooler.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Tuniq-Tower-120-Extreme-CPU-Cooler-Review/932

What is the fan setup on your case?

Are you sure everything is clean and free of lint / dust?

Honestly, top air coolers are as cool as CLC while being cheaper, quieter and have fewer problems.


1 top mounded intake 140MM 110CFM
2 front intake 120MM
1 120MM rear exhaust
side panel exhaust 120MM
cpu fan is Nidec BetaV 130CFM fan blowing down

I just installed my sabertooth board 2 days ago and when i did i cleaned out my case.

4.8GHz 1.46V its hitting 79C in intel burn test that is NOT Okay. even 4.5GHz 1.380V is hitting 67C in intel burn test
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Maybe you need to go with custom watercooling if you're expecting super low temps. You can't expect low temps with nearly 5 ghz clock and nearly a volt and a half. If 80C is too much for you, you may need to dial your OC back. Honestly your temps are around where I would figure for such a large overclock.
Edited by RX7-2nr - 3/29/14 at 5:10pm
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Budget?case?
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I just installed my sabertooth board 2 days ago and when i did i cleaned out my case.Q: My processor is running 55C under load. Is this normal?
Did you clean the fins in your cooler?

A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a few degrees. Running the FX-8150 close to 70 degrees and higher is not recommended.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8150.html

NIC C5 is not a good cooler.
Top coolers are several degrees cooler.
A couple of the coolest are Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme & Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme, Silverstone HE01
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermaltake_nic_c5_review,8.html

Do not believe the above H2O cooler temps! They are 5-10c too low.
Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme is 7c cooler than H100 here at same noise level. (human ear needs 3-4dBA difference to hear a change in volume)
i7 3820 @4.75GHz
Temperature is delta.

H100 . . . . . . . . . 41c2500rpm . . . . . . . . . 55dBA 2x fans (stock)
SA SB-E . . . . . . . 42c1100rpm & 1300rpm. . 38dBA TY-150 & TY-141 (stock)
SA SB-E Extreme. . 34c2500rpm . . . . . . . . . 56dBA 2x TY-143 (stock)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6xrsuPwDbo
jump in to 3:40 for results

As a guess top air will give you 12+c lower temps.. assuming your case airflow is set up properly. You might find second link in sig interesting.
Edited by doyll - 3/30/14 at 3:44am
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Did you clean the fins in your cooler?

A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a few degrees. Running the FX-8150 close to 70 degrees and higher is not recommended.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8150.html

NIC C5 is not a good cooler.
Top coolers are several degrees cooler.
A couple of the coolest are Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme & Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme, Silverstone HE01
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermaltake_nic_c5_review,8.html

Do not believe the above H2O cooler temps! They are 5-10c too low.
Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme is 7c cooler than H100 here at same noise level. (human ear needs 3-4dBA difference to hear a change in volume)
i7 3820 @4.75GHz
Temperature is delta.

H100 . . . . . . . . . 41c2500rpm . . . . . . . . . 55dBA 2x fans (stock)
SA SB-E . . . . . . . 42c1100rpm & 1300rpm. . 38dBA TY-150 & TY-141 (stock)
SA SB-E Extreme. . 34c2500rpm . . . . . . . . . 56dBA 2x TY-143 (stock)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6xrsuPwDbo
jump in to 3:40 for results

As a guess top air will give you 12+c lower temps.. assuming your case airflow is set up properly. You might find second link in sig interesting.

unfortunately all of those are way the heck out of my budgets (65 at the most). so how would an H80 with a 130CFM fan handle this?, i don't care about noise levels my only concern is performance.
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Thermalright has their new True Spirit 140 Power out now. With 6x 8mm heatpipes compared to 6x 6mm heatpipes I'm expecting cooling to be several degrees better than other True Spirit 140 coolers.. and True Spirit 140 is very good with just the 6mm heatpipes. 8mm heatpipes increase pipe surface area by 33% and same heatpipe area as the biggest / best cooler have.

First review I've seen shows performance among the best.. only 1.3c warmer than NH-D14. thumb.gif
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?288762-Thermalright-TRUE-Spirit-140-Power

$42.99 + $6.99 shipping
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-TS140P
$54.95 w/ free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-True-Spirit-140-Power/dp/B00IYEEOMO/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1396181636&sr=1-1&keywords=thermalright+true+spirit+140+power
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