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Intels do run cool but I have seen a good share of mid range AMD Athlon II/Phenom II X4 chips with sweet temps.
    
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Anything 45nm runs really cool. Most 45nm quad chips should be able to run with a good passive cooler at stock speeds just fine.
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
Anything 45nm runs really cool. Most 45nm quad chips should be able to run with a good passive cooler at stock speeds just fine.
I can only imagine the 32nm chips but then again they have the GPU integrated which makes heat.
    
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post #14 of 24
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There is the 65W Q9550, which supposedly runs a lot cooler with a lower VID, but I have no clue where to find it
You must mean this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...210&Tpk=q9550s
    
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post #15 of 24
Athlon II's run extremely cool. Although mine is a triple core, at stock speeds (2.9 GHz) with the stock cooler, I was hitting 19 idle and 25 load.

Most chips run cool enough though. I don't think I know any chips from this gen that face thermal walls before volt walls.
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What do you think about the Xeon processors?
    
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post #17 of 24
If you want cool, look at the Phenom II's
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post #19 of 24
Quote:
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If you want cool, look at the Phenom II's
They actually run kind of hot once you start overclocking, because they like a lot of voltage.
post #20 of 24
You guys are crazy. Phenom II are like salt water in freezing temperatures. When I was at stock speed I was running below ambient. 3.6 GHz and I'm 27C idle. (On air)
Edited by TheOcelot - 1/27/10 at 6:10pm
    
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