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cooling for an overclocked rig


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#1 dragonfly522

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:05 PM

Hi; I have a micro-ATX mobo and my CPU is an AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz processor.   I'm looking to buy a cooler for this build in which I can achieve a substantial overclock.  Is it feasible?  I just want a fan/heatsink cooler.  I'm not looking to go water-cooled.  My CPU is a 95W.  My PSU is 650W.   Upon attempting to overclock, Prime95 quickly raises the CPU temperature up past 65C on a mere raise of 200Mhz.  Can you suggest a good cooler?  I'm prepared to spend at least $60-85.


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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

Besides and up grade for the CPU fan, using some cut to size pieces of 3X5 card to move the air smoothly through the case and channel to the areas needed most when OC any board, CPU and memory.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:25 PM

What should the card be made of?  Where do I put the card?



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:43 AM

From what I know, there is no single mATX board for AM3+ that are good for overclocking. So I don't recommend overclocking unless you are willing to take risk.



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:42 AM

Water cooling is your best bet for cooling, despite you not wanting it, I recommend you at least consider it.
As for the overclocking goes, may I ask why you would be overclocking this rig? It seems as if it would hurt more than be beneficial.


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

I don't know why everyone is trying to talk you out of it, this is inexpensive and would do a fine job:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103218






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