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post #1 of 7
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Hi, o got the phenom 2 x4 955 3,2ghz, overclocked to 3,4 using the refernece clock.
i idle 32-35C with the stock cooler at 1800rpm and full loads att 55,5C with 3000-3500rpm.
i have the cooler with heatpipes (se picture).
and i was wondering if the Scythe Katana 3 cooler would make anny differnce in cooling and sound?
need help kinda fast cus im gonna order som part tomorow i think

(and i may be clocking more in the future)

Edited by matteg2000 - 1/9/11 at 12:16pm
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post #2 of 7
The Scythe Katana 3 is a decent cooler but not something that I would recommend for a major OC. I use it and right now I idle at 27C but if I go full load it can crest 55C especially in the summer. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus will do a better job with its 120mm. fan if it will fit in your case. The Katana 3 is better than the stock cooler (and probably quieter for sure) but not as good as a few of the others (Hyper 212 Plus or Mugen 2).
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post #3 of 7
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ah okey i dont think i will oc som much so i need to raise the voltage, do you think the hyper will block the ram? got all 4 slots used, the rest is no problem
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
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500w xion 2 black pearl razer deathadder respawn mousepad+3usb hub 
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am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
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500w xion 2 black pearl razer deathadder respawn mousepad+3usb hub 
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post #4 of 7
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oh and one thing, do i need to lap the coolmaster? you dont need that with the katana right? and the katana uses the original clips, does the coolmaster that?
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am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500w xion 2 black pearl razer deathadder respawn mousepad+3usb hub 
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am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
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post #5 of 7
It won't block your RAM unless it has humongous heat spreaders.
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
good
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am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
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phenom x4 955
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500w xion 2 black pearl razer deathadder respawn mousepad+3usb hub 
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post #7 of 7
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ah the cooler master didnt fit. so i go for the katana insteed but thx for the help
phenom x4 955
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500w xion 2 black pearl razer deathadder respawn mousepad+3usb hub 
  hide details  
Reply
phenom x4 955
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
am3 phenom2 x4 955 asus m4a79xtd evo gigabyte gt 430 1gb ddr3 kingston 4x2 gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
420gb totalt windows 7 home premium 64-bit benq 20" wide a4tech g800 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500w xion 2 black pearl razer deathadder respawn mousepad+3usb hub 
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