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Looking for some current info on AM3 coolers, everything I find seems to be old
I'm currently using stock, with OK temps except when running Prime95, idles at around 32C, climbs to around 60-63C, then veeeery slowly creeps up to 72C
Unlocked/overclocked 555 to x4 at 217x18.5(4GHz), my voltage is also slightly high, set at 1.5v but everything reads 1.55-1.57V, depending on load
Ive been looking at the dark knight, and the 212+, and some others, and I really cant decide. I also really don't want to take the mobo out to put on a new HSF, so...suggestions?

Also if this belongs more in the air cooling thread, err.. sorry.
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Hello-if your not willing to take out the mobo-i hope you can get at the back of it,other wise you are realy limited on good cooling. The couple you have listed are gd coolers,thermal right has a couple nice ones too. Depending on what you want to spend. Also if you want to remove the mb you can go with a self contained liquid cooler like the new antec h20 620,$69 u.s. and very well made and worth the money.
    
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I really don't recommend continuing with an unlock/overclock on that motherboard and using a new heatsink, as that would additionally leave a weak 4+1 phase VRM completely uncooled and leave your PC (and by extension, the rest of your house) in danger of catching fire. You really shouldn't unlock/overclock on weak 4+1 phase regardless of cooling or voltage anyway.

(read the dark red link in my sig for more info on why this is dangerous)
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/\\ smart words. I use 8+2 phase.

But if your gonna get a cooler and you dont want water Look at my sig. It has been a beauty for two years now. GL
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http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2523&page=4

listed in best cooling order from top to bottom. as far as mobo removal, you gotta do what you gotta do. if it works well, its probably heavy. it will need supported.
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