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So I'm planning on upgrading to an AMD Phenom ii X4 but someone had told me not to use the stock HSF. They recommended http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-035-_-Product

I realize it's a good heat sink but the size of it is a bit of a problem. Just wondering if any of you could help me out and suggest a smaller heat sink that would work well with an AMD Phenom II x4.

Thanks in advanced.

(Don't know if I posted this in the right place but I figured the heat sink is a partner of the CPU so I posted here.)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-129-_-Product
    
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Thread Starter 
Not really what I'm looking for, I need something that would do better than the stock fan.
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Would a tower cooler do? If you are going to over clock i would recommend one. What case do you have BTW if we know that we could narrow the search down alot.
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I'm not looking to over clock but it would be nice to not have to worry about overheating, I hear the stock is fine if you don't want to overclock but I want to play it safe and get one. I don't really know the name of my case but I guess I could provide the brand. (Apevia)
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
That is the optimal solution but again its the case size that matters...if u don't want that i could recommend this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185140
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post #9 of 21
I already recommended 2 of the best low profile CPU coolers. He said no.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-134-_-Product

Does slightly better than stock - quiet too!
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