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#1 arghla

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:13 AM

My DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 Black Edition, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) 6400+ is overheating. I think my stock heatsink/fan isn't good enough. It's getting over 63c+ playing games like WoW. Can anyone recommend me a good heatsink/fan under $30? A little more is fine but preferably under $30. Thanks!

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:38 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835185125

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

I like this cooler, but it is large so your case will need to be at least 7.5" wide with no side fan. The Egg has these too but they want $50. for them
http://www.frys.com/product/5971334
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:10 PM

My DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 Black Edition, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) 6400+ is overheating. I think my stock heatsink/fan isn't good enough. It's getting over 63c+ playing games like WoW. Can anyone recommend me a good heatsink/fan under $30? A little more is fine but preferably under $30. Thanks!


Okay, 63C...does the CPU throttle? Does your PC shut down? 63C is a bit warm but perfectly acceptable.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:43 PM

Yes it gets up to 70c during gaming and blue screens.... Thanks for the recommendations more recommendations are welcome. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:11 PM

63 is the redline for that particular CPU, any higher then that and it could cause damage. Better cooling is definetly a good recomendation. I have the 6000+ and its essentially the same CPU-just 200 mhz slower with a locked multiplier-and it normally wont go over 52-55 C under max load-with a stock cooler. Of course, I have a well ventilated case, Im not sure whats being used here, but I would definetly recomend a new heat sink, if not better airflow to the case. I wouldnt be running my computer if my CPU was running at the redline or hotter.

Edited by the_patriot09, 04 August 2010 - 09:12 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:07 PM

If he's using the stock AMD fan that came with it, I assume it's the infamous heatpipe version, then that would be fine. He might want to check on dust though.




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