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Old 01-13-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Need a better heatsink

Ok I keep having my pc over heat during intensive games. BC2 and GTAiv to be exact. I am OCing and its plenty stable, but sometimes the game likes to cause it to over heat. Most times i can leave it running for hours and the temp stays around 57c. Other times it gets to 62c and it seems thats my max operating temp. Wish I knew why it was so low. Anywho looking for something around 30 bucks. I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

I am a big cooler master fan. Both my case (centurion 5 II) and psu are cooler master and they have not failed me yet. Its only really heavy games though, nothing less makes it overheat.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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lol what cpu dude..
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:33 PM   #3
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Phenom II x4 620. What does that matter? It will fit them all.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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Phenom II x4 620. What does that matter? It will fit them all.
Some blocks dont have all the hardware.

I used this when i overclosed my 955 close to 4Ghz, was only the rev1 tho. AC makes some nice stuff for cheap.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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where are you planning to get it from? newegg?

because it would be $38 with shipping in which case i'd recommend a Mugen 2 for $43 shipped and performs much better.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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your first post. There is your answer.

The CM Hyper 212+ is a good cooler
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have the Hyper 212+ and I like it.
It's pretty big though, like massive, so make sure it fits in your case.
And it has a backplate you'll have to install on the rear of the Motherboard.

You can get it for $27.93 w/ Free Shipping from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...4987404&sr=8-1
That's where I ordered mine from.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:48 PM   #8
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ok thanks. Was making sure it was up to standards. I went into my bios and I had the thing set for disabled for smart fan. Instead I set the target to 40c and now its running 100% according to hw monitor. But after intense play on BC2 it would over heat. In the past I would leave it running these games for hours with not a single issue. Its been cleaned for dust twice in the last 24 hours. Seems to be doing better now, but im still interested in better thermal paste and a cooler.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:58 PM   #9
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Get ya some Arctic silver 5 with your new cooler, give it a week to setup and u'll be happy.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #10
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Get ya some Arctic silver 5 with your new cooler, give it a week to setup and u'll be happy.
Ironically it has it in a pack for "users also bought" and its only 3 bucks more.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:37 AM   #11
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got mine from ebuyer
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #12
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Here's what I have, dont remember price:

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1135&ID=1554
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:04 AM   #13
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Here's what I have, dont remember price:

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1135&ID=1554
I think the cooler that he has in the original post will serve his needs better.

Also, pick up a tube of this:

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Coupound

I actually like that better than Arctic Silver 5. It doesn't cure so it's easy to remove, and it drops temps by another degree or 2 when you apply it right.

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:10 AM   #14
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AC7 with backplate cheap n good, keeps my q9400 at 3.8ghz at 38 idle!!! and yes it fits amd boards, and its like $25 on newegg!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:02 AM   #15
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I have the Zalman CNPS10X Performa and as well as fitting all platforms, it also has room to add another fan in a push-pull configuration. It's a bit noisy at full speed but i never have to have it more than 60 % when gaming and my overclocked Q6600 never gets hotter than 50c

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Z...775_25735.html
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