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I need to upgrade my stock cooler its been running really hot i have it overclocked.im new to the whole overclocking thing so i need help on gettin a cooler for my cpu any help would be great
 

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Hey, welcome to the forums

First fill out your system specs in User CP at the top of the page, this will help us out.
 

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The Thermaltake Big Typhoon is the best air cooler you can get your hands on. Just make sure it will fit on your mobo/case before buying it.

You can also get the Thermalright XP-90C which doesn't include a fan. So you will have to get a separate one.
The "Panaflo 92L" makes a good fan for this cooler.
Also, the "Nexus 92" fan is very quiet.
 

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The XP-90C is about 10 dollars more than the regular XP-90. The only advantage is that killer copper colour, and about 1-3c temperature change. I would suggest the TT BT aswell as it is a super-cooler. If you are on a budget, for a little less you could pick up a ThermalRight XP-90 and fan (aboud 55 bucks together) and it will be around 5c hotter.
 

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woot big tt...hope it fits in your case! That things a b-e-a-s-t. Make sure to pick up some Arctice Silver 5 thermal paste.
 

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The Zalman 7700CU (all copper version) is also an excellent cooler. Its a bit cheaper than the big typhoon and all of the results I've seen have it about 1-2C hotter than the typhoon. I'd recommend the typhoon as well but there are two items that may make the zalman better. First, it fits easier into some cases. Its much lower profile. Second, its much more effective at cooling nearby ram and mosfets as a result of its design. The typhoon blows air straight on to the heatpipe bed but the zalman blows air down through its fins and out onto the motherboard. Considering also that it will probably overhang at least one of your ram chips (And still blow air onto the second), thats the reason I stayed zalman. 1 or 2c better on my cpu isn't enough to overcome the benefits of mobo cooling.
 

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From what I've read people have been having several problems with the Zalman, not saying its bad though. Its most likely not 1-2c off, more in the range of 5+ with the XP-90.
 

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I have tried both on the same rig Kopi and stayed with the Zalman. the temps I listed are accurate.
 

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Alright, I wont argue with you. There are several, why do my Zalmans produce 60+ degrees threads.
 
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