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post #1 of 19
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I know the Phenom II X4 comes with the heatpipe HSF, what about the Athlon Quads?

Hoping to get a Quad real soon and I already have the cheap HSF from my Dual. Do the Athlon Quads come with the same cheap one, or is it bigger/better in any way over what you get with a Dual Core?
    
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post #2 of 19
a cheap one with no heat pipes.

don't really expect anything from it
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No -




It has a really small contact area - it is better to get an aftermarket HSF.
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post #4 of 19
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Great, thanks for the fast response guys... much appreciated!

Hard to believe its not at least a little bigger than the Dual Core version, maybe a larger fan. Pretty bogus if you ask me, of course, it wasnt sold with overclockers in mind.
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post #5 of 19
It is supprising considering the X2 athlon II are max 65W and the X4 are 95W max.
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post #6 of 19
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Of course, I was able to OC to 3.75GHz w/decent temps on my Dual using the stock HSF.

The Quad only being 30W more, with no OC, I could see it performing O.K. at reasonable ambients. Def would not OC it though.
    
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post #7 of 19
Not really when you consider how much cooler they run than even phenom II x2's.


The stock hsf will be just fine for stock. Not sure about quad's, but my 245 regor could be overvolted to 1.45v and do 3.6GHz on that cooler with 52C peak temps.
    
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my X6 is running at 3.5ghz on 1.375vcore and it is within safe temps (heatsink appears to be same as the one pictured)
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post #9 of 19
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my X6 is running at 3.5ghz on 1.375vcore and it is within safe temps (heatsink appears to be same as the one pictured)
I think only BE's come with the heatpipe cooler.

I dunno, I know it's running safe, but that lil cooler is just plain sad. On a hexacore? Geez.
    
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The x4 BE's and x6 chips all have HSF's that are capable of stock operation.
    
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