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Well my x2 3800 runs at 50C full load at 2.9 and this is holding me back, i have booted at 3.0Ghz, and still had head room

I will be lapping my cpu asap. But think i really need a new hsf,

my choices are:

tt big typhoon
scythe ninja plus
or save up for an ultra-120

which one should i get, not afraid to lap or modify with upgraded fan etc. but as it stands these are my options, unless someone can point out a better option in a similar price range. I would have to wait 2 weeks to get the ultra-120. Basicly what is my best choice?
    
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Best choice is to get the Ulta 120 extreme. You won't regret it, it cools very good. Even in hot days like today.
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The BT lapped keeps a 90nm Sempron AM2 (also lapped) OCed form 1.6 to 2.8GHz @41°C LOAD. Not lapped they were at 43°C load, but it got warmer lately so I suppose the difference between lapped/not lapped is even higher.

IMO the BT is a very good option for an inexpensive AM2 config, the TT120 is pretty expensive and I think you need to purchase a fan to go along.
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Originally Posted by Desperado1987 View Post
Best choice is to get the Ulta 120 extreme. You won't regret it, it cools very good. Even in hot days like today.
awesome, i just found one for £30 inc P+P brand new from a company here in the uk.
will it cool well without a fan or two on it or is that a must?
cus i cant afford a pair of fans as well at the moment
    
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awesome, i just found one for £30 inc P+P brand new from a company here in the uk.
will it cool well without a fan or two on it or is that a must?
cus i cant afford a pair of fans as well at the moment
Fans aren't that expensive, teh BT is also good cooler, but this is the best you can get at the moment. Just ask some body to loan 10 bucks to buy one a fan
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Fans aren't that expensive, teh BT is also good cooler, but this is the best you can get at the moment. Just ask some body to loan 10 bucks to buy one a fan
sorted i will order it tomorow, when i get paid

thanks everybody. Yet another issue sorted by the OCN team
    
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http://www.overclock.net/sale/193344...hlight=Typhoon

Buy a used Big Typhoon from a member on this site.
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