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post #1 of 7
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Just curious to know when an aftermarket HSF is needed. The reason I ask is because I hit a wall on my AMD Athlon 2 x4 640 @ 3.31GHz. I'm not sure if it is my mobo or if it is my stock HSF that is limiting me. It could also be that I got the worst chip out of the batch. The HWmonitor shows CPU temp max as 64 and Core temp max at 60 when running Prime95 (1 hour). Just wondering if investing in an aftermarket HSF would allow me to increase O.C.
Edited by charlie310 - 3/19/11 at 1:03pm
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post #2 of 7
If you want the computer to be "more silent" or going for high overclocking that you'll in most cases need to replace you heat sink. If thats not your case than your good.
post #3 of 7
If you'll be able to increase the OC depends mostly on the overclockability of your CPU and mobo, but it will be affected by temperatures and Athlon/Phenom II's are not good with high temps.
For an AMD CPU I believe you'll want to look at CPU temp, not core temps. 65C is the max AFAIK. I'd say you're at the max temp for your CPU and it's likely that your attempts at OC'ing further have caused temps to reach levels where you went unstable.
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I use a hyper 212, my 1090t at 4.0 averages 21~22 at idle, and under load avg 28-36. I am pretty sure that you can do much better with a good quality sink. Or you can skip all that and just LC your rig... I plan on making the switch eventually... need $$$!
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AMD chips are recommended not to exceed 55c under load (reading CPU Socket temp). A better cooling solution would greatly increase your chances of obtaining a higher OC.
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Thanks guys. I just placed an order for the Xigmatek Dark Knight. Hopefully, the O.C. will be worth the $25, and hopefully it will fit in my case & mobo w/no issues. You guys are awesome.
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Sorry, Deleted.
Edited by charlie310 - 3/24/11 at 1:31pm
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