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Hello everyone, first time posting smile.gif

So I tried overclocking today and things went worse than I thought... I have a CNPS 8900 quiet CPU cooler with an M5A97 R2.0 motherboard and an fx 6300. I thought the CNPS 8900 would let me overclock 4.1-4.3 GHz, but I couldn't even reach 4.1 GHz without core temps of 69°C+ and 4.0 GHz was also pretty high. I reset the CPU clock speed and switched on the motherboard "overclock" which atm gives me about 3.8 GHz and core temp of 57°C and 68°C socket temp. My motherboard temp right now is 30°C.

Is the problem my CPU cooler or is it something else?
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I've had that cooler and was left very unimpressed by its performance. So much that I returned it and just used the stock cooler. This was on an Haswell i5 at stock. Many have reviewed this as a decent cooler but my personal experience was similar to yours.
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The cooler doesn't look meaty enough in my opinion, what kind of voltages are you pumping through the chip? Are you going up in increments or are you whacking it up randomly and hoping it works?
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Going up in increments. Even though it isn't very beefy, I thought it'd be ok seeing as how it gets such high acclaim, but apparently all it's good for is small builds/ silent builds, because for overclocking it does poorly. I've heard of people using the stock cooler and getting lower temps than me :| Unfortunately I can't return it anymore, so I think I'll try and sell it on some forums.
Edited by metric man - 4/18/14 at 1:18pm
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Going up in increments. Even though it isn't very beefy, I thought it'd be ok seeing as how it gets such high acclaim, but apparently all it's good for is small builds/ silent builds, because for overclocking it does poorly. I've heard of people using the stock cooler and getting lower temps than me :| Unfortunately I can't return it anymore, so I think I'll try and sell it on some forums.

You might still be able to overclock a little but 69c on the core is way to high as the recommended is 62c. If you still have your stock cooler then you could try that and see what comes up.
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If you still have your stock cooler then you could try that and see what comes up.
Stock cooler should let him do 4.1 anyway, as its the stock turbo speed.

But yeah, thats not a meaty enough heatsink. Im doing 4.9 ghz at those temps stable with my CM Hyper 212 plus that cost me $22 open box, looks like half his cost. My M5A99X EVO vs his M5A97 plain helps for a few hundred mhz too, but still the CM Hyper 212 plus should get him to 4.5 easy IMO, along with some vrm and backside mobo cooling. Also at 158mm tall, he may have to modify his side panel to accommodate, like I did, heh.
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