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best cooler for Phenom II X4 965

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May 9, 2013 6:03:39 PM

i was looking at this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is there something better in that price range?

also if someone could explain push/pull cooling and suggest fans for that, id really appreciate it.

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May 9, 2013 6:09:37 PM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

This is the best option for you.

It's when you have two fans blowing in the same direction. Just look at the specs on the cooler, it'll tell you the size of the fan, then just get another one from Newegg.
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May 9, 2013 6:10:15 PM

That's as good as it gets in that price range.

Push / Pull , is when , on one side of a heatsink or radiator you have a fan pushing air towards the heatsink, and on the other side, you have a fan connected pulling that air away from the heatsink.

In practice, push/pull isn't very effective. Some people seem to think it works wonders but it really doesn't, it's effects are minor at best. I don't recommend it .
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May 9, 2013 6:12:46 PM

The Hyper 212 Evo is about the best bang for your buck cooler. It will be fine for your Phenom II. Push/pull just involves mounting a fan on the back of the cooler blowing through ( stock set up ) and a fan on the front pulling. The dual fan configuration will lower temps maybe a few degrees. Most Phenom II chips top out about 4Ghz due to the limits of the architecture. A Hyper 212Evo with a single fan should get your CPU to 4 Ghz with no problems. Remember to keep max load temps under 62C.
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May 9, 2013 6:30:50 PM

thanks all for your help :] ill buy the evo
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May 9, 2013 6:33:48 PM

your welcome come back when you need more help .
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May 9, 2013 6:41:00 PM

anort3 said:
The Hyper 212 Evo is about the best bang for your buck cooler. It will be fine for your Phenom II. Push/pull just involves mounting a fan on the back of the cooler blowing through ( stock set up ) and a fan on the front pulling. The dual fan configuration will lower temps maybe a few degrees. Most Phenom II chips top out about 4Ghz due to the limits of the architecture. A Hyper 212Evo with a single fan should get your CPU to 4 Ghz with no problems. Remember to keep max load temps under 62C.


62 is max before degradation but 55C is max before stability issues, running high overclock on 57C might cause cpu to bug out

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