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no one seems to be paying attention that you ran stock clocks on that cooler and had smoking hot temps. did you use a tim of any kind ? maybe the cooler isnt seated properly?
everyone offering cooler ideas is right. pick any one you want.
i would get my temps down first. find that problem before you buy a video card.

couldnt his temps be the reason he wants to crossfire ? poor performance from his cpu because the temps get so high ?
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Ok a couple of questions in regards to pc-illiterates post:

Well with everything at stock, including the cooler...What was your ambient temperature in your room? If its too hot in your room air coolers can only do so much for you.

What is your case ventilation like, do you have a Positive, neutral, or negative air pressure flow? Do you have fans beating on each other with bad airflow or bad airflow routing? What is your cable management like?

Did you seat the cooler properly the first time in both cases, if not was the TIM spread badly if you reseated it? A lot of people will re apply TIM if they don't hit it right the first time and has a bad spread, especially when its a piss poor thermal tape TIM.
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