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I wonder what his answer would be for chips that come with no heatsink.
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Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow View Post
I wonder what his answer would be for chips that come with no heatsink.
Indeed, I replied to him saying that the Stock Heatsink's are just blocks of death that does no cooling at all compare to aftermarket heatsink...

Clearly a Stock Heatsink would get a X6 CPU past "AMD's Specified tempature of 62C* Very easily.... especially when encodeing a video

I will ask him about the CPU that come with no heatsink's next time
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Indeed, I replied to him saying that the Stock Heatsink's are just blocks of death that does no cooling at all compare to aftermarket heatsink...

Clearly a Stock Heatsink would get a X6 CPU past "AMD's Specified tempature of 62C* Very easily.... especially when encodeing a video

I will ask him about the CPU that come with no heatsink's next time
Actually, the stock heatpiped heatsink is actually quite good for a stock cooler. It's MORE than sufficient for stock speeds.

I still can't believe you SERIOUSLY thought telling him it was overclocked was a good idea.

AMD's customer service is top notch.

I had to send my Athlon II quad in. Gigabyte board caught fire, took everything out with it. Was at all bone stock mind you. Called AMD up, told them this, they issued me an RMA, I had a new CPU in 3 days. And the guy I spoke with on the phone....flat out awesome! He even spoke English .
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Actually, the stock heatpiped heatsink is actually quite good for a stock cooler. It's MORE than sufficient for stock speeds..
I would agree with this had I not owned a C2 965BE. The heatsink was the same as what comes with the Thubans, or other Ph2 chips. On a warm (75ish) day, at stock speeds, temps would reach 60C while playing a game (usually TF2 then). I tried a 9700NT heatsink with it, and that barely brought the temps down any (57C). The chip operated properly, but had incredible heat output. I swapped it for a 1090T, an will agree that the same AMD heatsink is more than adequate for that application.
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Hi Atomfix,
First +1 on rep for asking them this.....................but I recon this is like saying:
Dear Ferrari I recently purchased a Dino 512 which has a claimed top speed of 205 MPH. I was able to attin 220Mph but I was curious if it will do 250 with an unrestricted chip and air intake.

I also fully agree with you on that I have a new 1100 that I will never use the warrenty on because if I was worried about that I would,nt be trying to do 250 MPH with that 512 :-)
Agian +1 for having the gumption to ask AMD this. A straight answer from them would have been nice.
    
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I would agree with this had I not owned a C2 965BE. The heatsink was the same as what comes with the Thubans, or other Ph2 chips. On a warm (75ish) day, at stock speeds, temps would reach 60C while playing a game (usually TF2 then). I tried a 9700NT heatsink with it, and that barely brought the temps down any (57C). The chip operated properly, but had incredible heat output. I swapped it for a 1090T, an will agree that the same AMD heatsink is more than adequate for that application.
That's crazy, I have the stock 1055T heatsink on my girlfriend's computer w/ a 740BE and I've never seen it go above 44C @ 3GHz/1.275v and 4th core unlocked
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:Wow, bummer deal.

I have to agree that the stock Heatsink(assuming the Thuban coolers are similar to the 955+ coolers) are pretty good. In fact I'm keeping mine on the shelf for that hust in case moment with the H50.

Still though one has to wonder what AMD is thinking. Surely they know that a water block mounts exactly like it was the stock cooler but is actually better because the pressure on all four corners is equal or better than the pressure that is put on the CPU from the stock cooler.

Moral to the story? Tis better to be a bald faced liar(No sir I only use the stock cooler ) than to tell the truth.

They know you're going to overclock as they warranty overclocked CPUs' all day long. They put out Overclocking Apps and encourage users to Overclock no less. But if you use a 3rd part cooler and overclock? Lie like a MoFo when it comes time to collect on the warranty.

~Ceadder
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:Wow, bummer deal.

I have to agree that the stock Heatsink(assuming the Thuban coolers are similar to the 955+ coolers) are pretty good. In fact I'm keeping mine on the shelf for that hust in case moment with the H50.

Still though one has to wonder what AMD is thinking. Surely they know that a water block mounts exactly like it was the stock cooler but is actually better because the pressure on all four corners is equal or better than the pressure that is put on the CPU from the stock cooler.headscrat

Moral to the story? Tis better to be a bald faced liar(No sir I only use the stock cooler ) than to tell the truth.

They know you're going to overclock as they warranty overclocked CPUs' all day long. They put out Overclocking Apps and encourage users to Overclock no less. But if you use a 3rd part cooler and overclock? Lie like a MoFo when it comes time to collect on the warranty.

~Ceadder
exactly! and c'mon they sell black editions for cheap too so they're just asking for us To OC

AMD overdrive hah

I want to see what their reply is going to be
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exactly! and c'mon they sell black editions for cheap too so they're just asking for us To OC

AMD overdrive hah

I want to see what their reply is going to be
I know for a fact(cause I've done it) that the stock cooler is pretty solid. Before lappin my CPU, I got ~46c Idle temp from my CPU. After lapping it and mating it with a stock H50, I got ~34-36c Idle temps. Swapped back to the stock cooler thinking I was experiencing difficulty with the H50 and got a reported temp of ~34-36c @ Idle with it in place.

But as I just related to the HAF group, that's from a 955 and up level of stock cooler and with a lapped CPU. So take it for what it's worth. I voided my warranty in the 1st week of ownership to get that result.

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I know for a fact(cause I've done it) that the stock cooler is pretty solid. Before lappin my CPU, I got ~46c Idle temp from my CPU. After lapping it and mating it with a stock H50, I got ~34-36c Idle temps. Swapped back to the stock cooler thinking I was experiencing difficulty with the H50 and got a reported temp of ~34-36c @ Idle with it in place.

But as I just related to the HAF group, that's from a 955 and up level of stock cooler and with a lapped CPU. So take it for what it's worth. I voided my warranty in the 1st week of ownership to get that result.

~Ceadder
I didn't even lap my CPU all i did was get a different cooler and I went from 56c to 23c
so much win when that happened
we should all have a "I voided my warranty" club or something
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