I currently own the 6 core 3.3 ghz amd cpu. When using CPU intensive applications/games the temp shoots up to as much as 67 C. I'm using the stock cooler and not OCing it.
My question is if I upgrade to the 8 core 4.0 ghz amd cpu will the temps drop since its not being pushed so much? im getting stuttering in games like planetside 2 and i just want to know if when i upgrade my CPU i will have to get a better cooler to keep the temps reasonable.(without OCing)
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Your temps wont drop by virtue of having a new CPU no, for that you just need better cooling. A Coolermaster 212 EVO is a very good budget heatsink.