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post #1 of 18
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Is there any truth that stock cooling (For the AM2) sometimes works more efficiently than aftermarket cooling. I bought a ThermalTake Ruby Orb believing that it would help my overclocking. My dad recently bought a Phenom 9550 with the stock cooler (Which looks awsome by the way. I'm jealous of the heat pipes). He believes that the stock cooler willl do a much better job than aftermarket cooling (And that using aftermarket cooling voids the AMD warentee if using an aftermarket to overclock and the such). So is there really any truth to this?
post #2 of 18
The stock heatpipe one is extremely good (a bit loud, but very good for cooling)

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=1962&page=5

Compared with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, it's only 2 degrees worse
(But much louder and smaller in size)
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2233&page=4

I'm sure you can fit a better fan on the stock cooler for better and quieter performance though
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Regarding the warranty, I'm no AMD guy but I'm sure that it won't void it.
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The stock heatpipe one is extremely good (a bit loud, but very good for cooling)

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=1962&page=5

Compared with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, it's only 2 degrees worse
(But much louder and smaller in size)
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2233&page=4

I'm sure you can fit a better fan on the stock cooler for better and quieter performance though
Is there any way to buy a stock Phenom heatsink without buying the Phenom?
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Regarding the warranty, I'm no AMD guy but I'm sure that it won't void it.
Assuming that the after market heatsink is not heavier than the limit specified by cpu and mobo manufacturers it shouldn't void the warranty.

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Is there any way to buy a stock Phenom heatsink without buying the Phenom?
Maybe through ebay or something, if you get one form someone who isn't using their AM2 cpu anymore or has a different heatsink and decides to sell the stock one. AMD, I am almost certain, does not sell them by themselves, especially in small quantities.
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Is there any way to buy a stock Phenom heatsink without buying the Phenom?
I dunno.
Ebay?
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http://www.enuinc.com/

They have it under the fan section. I am selling one that is similar to the stock one here (http://www.overclock.net/sale/380858...tsink-fan.html), but it is a bit beefier. I would recommend aftermarket coolers, at least it helped my temps.
Edited by IEATFISH - 9/4/08 at 10:09am
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post #8 of 18
Why in Gods name would the warranty be void if you bought an after market cooler?! I am almost 100% sure it wont, if it is, well I hope my cpu doesn't die yet !
post #9 of 18
As it turns out, your dad is right.

SOURCE

Quote:
Extent of Limited Warranty
AMD does not warrant that your AMD processor will be free from design defects or errors known as "errata". A description of the current characterized errata may be found at www.amd.com or is available upon request.

This limited warranty does not cover any costs relating to removal or replacement of any AMD processor or any other cost associated with replacement for the AMD processor.

This limited warranty does not cover damages due to external causes, including improper use, problems with electrical power, accident, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing.

This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.
Notice that OCin as a whole is technically voiding the warranty also...

However, it is very rare for a CPU to die, its MUCH more likely to have a different piece of hardware fail first.

As long as you don't blatantly ignore the max temps and voltages for your CPU, you shouldn't ever have a problem.

Good luck
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As it turns out, your dad is right.

SOURCE



Notice that OCin as a whole is technically voiding the warranty also...

However, it is very rare for a CPU to die, its MUCH more likely to have a different piece of hardware fail first.

As long as you don't blatantly ignore the max temps and voltages for your CPU, you shouldn't ever have a problem.

Good luck

Why though? Cause some noob doesn't know how to put on TIM or the HSF itself?
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