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OEM X4 965 BE heatsink mods

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Hi guys,

I still have the OEM heatsink for the 965BE on the processor at the moment (don't worry I am upgrading to a H70 soon!) How good as the OEM heatsinks? I boosted the cooling on mine by swapping the 80mm fan with an OEM one off an old school P4 heatsink! Its a bit more noise but its dropped the temps by about 2C over standard!

Until I swap out the OEM heatsink should I try and upgrade it a bit? I know you can get 80 to 120 fan adaptors, could see if that would help?

Has anyone modded the OEM heatsink of have they just changed it right away?

Im getting 40c idle, 47c full load @ 20C ambient
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What do you mean "upgrade"? Overclock?
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What do you mean "upgrade"? Overclock?
He means upgrade from the small standard fan, or in his case the P4 fan to a 120mm.

Modding the actual heatsink I think he was getting at.
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I know the AMD Stock heatsink fans have thermistors regulating the temperature, and I shorted mine out to run "Full Speed" (max speed from PWM on Motherboard) and it cooled much better. 6000 RPM is better than 3200
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Yeah the P4 fan has no thermistor lol old school high speed, high noise CFM!

At least the OEM heatsink isn't just a block of aluminium with fins like the P4 OEM one was!

Sorry I did mean modding the heatsink and not the CPU yet lol seems to run stable at 3.8ghz without hitting 50c full load lol

I know the max temp on the CPU is 63C im not going to poke it much until I have sorted the cooling out more, cool n quiet, smart fan and also the CPU throttling is off (I found out that when I loaded Borderlands it jumped from 3.4 to 3.6ghz all on its own, don't really want it doing that sort of trick when at the 4Ghz level!

Do you think its worth a shot at adding a 120mm fan to it?
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