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If you're going to run the FX-6350 at stock clocks, there's no need for the Hyper212 unless you're just trying to make it quieter. The HSF that comes with the FX-6350 is a compact heat-pipe cooler that can dissipate over 150W on these chips. It's not the puny block of aluminium that comes with the 95W chips (like the propus/6300).
     
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I knew how to overclock since I was around 10 years old. I gathered all my info from the internet and at that time there wasn't much up and overclocking was just a few 100Mhz. It took time but I learnt. Maybe you could teach the kid. I'm sure he would love to learn. A GPU upgrade would benefit you much more as of now.
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OP should make every attempt possible to reach 4GHz on the Athlon II and 1GHz on the 5770 before spending money on an upgrade biggrin.gif
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OP should make every attempt possible to reach 4GHz on the Athlon II and 1GHz on the 5770 before spending money on an upgrade biggrin.gif
Remind me of my former rig except mine was with the Athlon II x2 250 biggrin.gif
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Remind me of my former rig except mine was with the Athlon II x2 250 biggrin.gif

You had a good chip and you weren't afraid to juice it biggrin.gif My Athlon II x4 is an especially miserable C2 rev that can barely do 3.6GHz even with obscene voltages.
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You had a good chip and you weren't afraid to juice it biggrin.gif My Athlon II x4 is an especially miserable C2 rev that can barely do 3.6GHz even with obscene voltages.
Mine was a C3. Maybe that helped smile.gif
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Mine was a C3. Maybe that helped smile.gif

Definitely. All my C2 Athlon II and Phenom II chips topped out at 3.6-3.8 where all my C3s and E0s all could do over 4.0 GHz just limited by temperatures.
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Definitely. All my C2 Athlon II and Phenom II chips topped out at 3.6-3.8 where all my C3s and E0s all could do over 4.0 GHz just limited by temperatures.
True. But with 2 cores for me temps were never too much of a trouble smile.gif
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I'd crank that Athlon II up to about 3.6GHz. If it is a C3 revision then 3.8GHz should be easy. Just up the base clock and drop the other multipliers as needed.

Really this much bother for a 10 year old is a bit much.
I didn't check the revision, but like I said, I don't want to OC. The motherboard is only a 4+1 phase mobo, not to mention that it increases the chances of hardware failure, whether directly or indirectly. Like if the cooler is dirty and prevents it from cooling the CPU, the CPU could reach high temperatures and either die or kill the motherboard. This can happen either way, but with OC the chip is hotter due to higher frequencies and higher voltage.

I am looking primarily for performance and stability/longivity.
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I didn't check the revision, but like I said, I don't want to OC. The motherboard is only a 4+1 phase mobo, not to mention that it increases the chances of hardware failure, whether directly or indirectly. Like if the cooler is dirty and prevents it from cooling the CPU, the CPU could reach high temperatures and either die or kill the motherboard. This can happen either way, but with OC the chip is hotter due to higher frequencies and higher voltage.

I am looking primarily for performance and stability/longivity.

4+1 phase or not,

WWJD?

What would Jason387 do?

Your best bet then is just upgrading the platfrorm to a Haswell Pentium or i3. There is really no point in AMD chips if you do not plan on overclocking. The stock performance is just too poor.
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