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Best heatsink for under $35ish.

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My Phenom II 955 is running @ 75C idling...So I'm looking for a decent heatsink to replace mine with. Just wondering what the best I can get for up to $35.

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Best best is probably Hyper 212+ with a push-pull setup.
    
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But your processor shouldn't be idling at temperatures that high, even on the stock HSF, are you sure you applied the thermal paste right? Is the fan running? Make sure everything is fastened.
    
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You may be able to find a Scythe Mugen 2 at that price
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You may be able to find a Scythe Mugen 2 at that price
MUCH better option. the 212 is junk imo
    
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But your processor shouldn't be idling at temperatures that high, even on the stock HSF, are you sure you applied the thermal paste right? Is the fan running? Make sure everything is fastened.
I know it shouldn't....The fan is running, and I have no idea what's causing it. I just randomly started noticing crashes, so I looked at my temps and such, and noticed it incredibly high. I haven't touched it since I first built this PC ( ~13 months ago ). So I figure I'll buy a new heatsink, and paste, and reseat it, and everything. If that doesn't work....I'll figure something else out I guess. lol
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MUCH better option. the 212 is junk imo
>_> It's definitly not junk, I would say it's pretty much the same as the mugen.
EIther one should be fine.
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post #8 of 28
Hyper 212+ will do.
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10/10

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/rev...hyper_212_plus

Mugen is garbage
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post #10 of 28
hyper 212+. its considered by many to be the BEST per dollar spent. how anyone can call it junk is a mystery to me. i would be very suspicious of any future advice that person provides just on that comment alone as it is very, very wrong.
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