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Can anyone suggest a good make and model of MOSFET heatsink for my mainboard? Keeping in mind that my CPU cooler is a fair bit bigger than standard. I have never used these before and I thought I had it right but when my order came today it will not fit, way too short.

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Enzotech MOS-C1 is a good alternative for pretty much all boards out there, since the heatsinks are small and split and can be fit in any arrangement.
However, for the 870A-UD3 you may have a better option. The Enzotech MST-88 is a full-size (rather than little pieces) mosfet heatsink that fits that board. You'll want the heatsink for pushing above ~1.5V on the x6, with a tower cooler installed. Otherwise keep the temps in check and you should be pretty safe.
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I was told I needed this to go above standard volts.... Is that right? At the moment I have clocked it to 3.6 (from 3.2) with no voltage change.
    
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small voltage changes are okay,just that only the stock cooler actually diverts air to them. hence the need (want?) for a heatsink
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Thanks B Negative (and also to everyone else). You have replied to a few of my posts now and I upped your rep, good advice. Do you have an opinion as to what voltage might be OK with my current cooling?
    
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Enzotech MOS-C1 is a good alternative for pretty much all boards out there, since the heatsinks are small and split and can be fit in any arrangement.
However, for the 870A-UD3 you may have a better option. The Enzotech MST-88 is a full-size (rather than little pieces) mosfet heatsink that fits that board. You'll want the heatsink for pushing above ~1.5V on the x6, with a tower cooler installed. Otherwise keep the temps in check and you should be pretty safe.
Also xd_1771, I notice you have a SSD. Could you tell me the advantages of going that way? Do they perform better?
    
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post #7 of 7
ssd's are fast and silent. you dont get massive sizes tho...
as for voltage,i dont,each board is different,maybe fabricate a spoiler to divert air from your HSF? cheap and easy fix. good for 1.5v maybe?

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