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post #11 of 21
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Sorry, It's hard to decide since I'm low on cash. Seeing as how the max temp of the CPU I'm getting is 62 I don't think the stock fan would be good enough. Damn it.
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post #12 of 21
If you are not overclocking just use the stock fan I guess. Some of the ones that MR KROGOTH recommended are better than the stock one and right about the same size in height, so if those dont do it for you just use the stock stuff and keep it clear of dust every now and then. Using better Thermal paste over the stock stuff may help in its own right.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-007-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-038-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-134-_-Product

Does slightly better than stock - quiet too!
Wait, are you using that HSF for the processor you have now?! Since I'm getting the same processor you might have just made my life easier.
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post #14 of 21
If you can fit it, and you don't mind the ugly brown colors, go with a Noctua... it is hard to recommend further without knowing the dimensions of your case.

To be honest though, they sell the processor with the stock fan/heatsink for a reason.. if you are not going to be overclocking then it will be more than adequate; even in warmer ambient temperatures.
post #15 of 21
If space is an issue then the Corsair H50 is usually a good solution. It goes for ~$70 at most stores but I've seen them for sale on here a few times at ~$40.

Significant heat decreases over the stock obviously.
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If you can fit it, and you don't mind the ugly brown colors, go with a Noctua... it is hard to recommend further without knowing the dimensions of your case.

To be honest though, they sell the processor with the stock fan/heatsink for a reason.. if you are not going to be overclocking then it will be more than adequate; even in warmer ambient temperatures.
I suppose, I guess I'll try the stock, if it doesn't work out for me I'll upgrade.
Thanks for all your help guys, It's nice to know I have a place to go if I need any help.
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post #17 of 21
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-134-_-Product

Does slightly better than stock - quiet too!
Although that cooler comes highly recommended, you may want to read the reviews about mounting it on an AM3 socket before you make your purchase. I am not saying that it is not a good cooler, because it has been for a long time now; but it isn't the best for AM3 CPUs.

Read what a few people on Newegg had to say...

"I didn't use it because although the description says it's suitable for AM3 cpu's, the base of the cooler is smaller than the cpu. It might work that way but I wound up using the stock cooler and it works fine."

"It may be a good fan for Intel users, but not for AMD
users as advertised. The hardware on the bottom to
attached the fan and heatsink latch to the Motherboard
is something to be desired,, as the fan can only face
towards either side panel of the tower, which will only
contain any excess heat from the CPU."
post #18 of 21
Yea...if u are not going to overclock u are definitely safe with the stock cooler...cheapest way out is the change the thermal paste, when i switched to OCZ freeze i got on average 4c drop in temps, i guess the only thing you need to worry about is the noise that amd stock coolers can do when the fans spool up to 5000rpms +
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post #19 of 21
Also you can use Scythe Ninja 3 and use it fanless , it very good cooler . What case do you have ?
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Also you can use Scythe Ninja 3 and use it fanless , it very good cooler . What case do you have ?
or he could just reapply some thermal paste it sells on ebay from $0.99 and reseat the cooler since they rarely use enough TP on a stock cooler and its only a loss of - $0.99-$2.99 if he still needs a cooler
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