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hey guys, so I'm looking for a dirt cheap upgrade from my fan on my new amd 955 x4, seeing as it's the crazy-loud. i found this cooler master dk9-7e52a-0l-gp on tigerdirect, and i just got it. however, when i checked the specs on newegg, it said it only works for cpus with 65w. my 955 is 125w, i beleive. if i install this fan, will my cpu potential melt? keep in mind that i game for long periods of time, and leave my computer on for 48hrs+ at a time. thanks, guys!
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post #2 of 12
Your CPU will overheat.

Get a CM Hyper 212.
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Greeeeeaat -.- thanks for the advice, though. thanks a lot, actually is that 212 quiet and cheap (quiet as in it doesn't sound like a jet engine and cheap as in <$15? Thanks, again!
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Greeeeeaat -.- thanks for the advice, though. thanks a lot, actually is that 212 quiet and cheap (quiet as in it doesn't sound like a jet engine and cheap as in <$15? Thanks, again!
it makes little noise with the stock fan is around $30 IIRC
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post #5 of 12
more like <$30 other good cheap coolers (wouldn't go cheaper than this and these coolers are only worth it for less than $30): corsair A70 or xigmatek balder
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post #6 of 12
The fan makes a bit of noise, but its nowhere near stock cooler loud.
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post #7 of 12
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don't make fun of my too much, but what's the idea behind the square connected to the heat pipes (on the baldur and a70)? I thought you just put the heatsink on the cpu and that was it ... also, i have a cup that came on my case that allows the cpu fan to get air from directly outside of the case. will any of these fans require for me to remove this cup?
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post #8 of 12
That is a backplate.
You have to remove the stock mounting and use the back plate.

Same goes with the Hyper 212.
If you're not comfortable with this then I recommend the Hyper TX3.

It has a 130W TDP rating. Not the best, but you won't overheat with this.

You will also need to remove the funnel (not cup...) or else you won't be able to close the door on the chassis.
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post #9 of 12
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@volvo funnel works, too plus, the tx3 is half the price of the 212!! so the box around where my cpu goes should be removed, and, say with the tx3, i'd mount the back plate over the cpu?
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post #10 of 12
No, no.
The Hyper TX3 does not require you to remove the plastic 'arena' surrounding the CPU socket.

All you have to do is to put the thermal paste on the CPU, mount the heatsink; make sure its in line with the middle of the CPU.

Following that, grab the long bar included in the parts box and clamp one side of it on the plastic retainer on the motherboard.

Find the locking lever; then place that on the grooves at the other end of the bar, secure the clasps on the locking lever and then lock it down like you lock the stock cooler.
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