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Hey guys I need help choosing a cooler for my AMD phenom 965 BE

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July 2, 2013 3:33:53 PM

Hey guys I have been getting pretty high temps and my stock cooler isn't cutting it. I am looking to OC in the future. My temps while playing BF3 shot up to a dangerously high 67 degrees celsius. I have been looking at these two coolers below.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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I am just a little scared of the water one leaking I looked it up on newegg and on youtube and it has very good reviews which would be a better choice? Thanks guys I appreciate your help greatly.
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My system:
Mobo:Asrock 970 Extreme 3 (AM3+ socket Motherboard
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3
GPU:XFX Radeon 6950 2gb edition
Ram:8gb Gskill Sniper 1600 mhz
Psu:CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
OS:Windows 7 64 bit
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July 2, 2013 3:42:29 PM

67C is not dangerously high . Its the normal operating range

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July 2, 2013 5:28:31 PM

If you aren't 100% certain what the "normal operating range" is on a CPU, please, at the very least do a bit of research for yourself to validate what is normal and what is dangerous.

62C is the maximum safe core temp for a Phenom 965.

Straight from AMD-
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=...

Specs for the entire AMD CPU line *NOTE* that FX series does not mention max temps - http://products.amd.com/en-US/DesktopCPUResult.aspx

jimthenagual suggested the Hyper 212 Evo, I also recommend it. I was able to overclock my Phenom 965 to 4,336 Mhz with that cooler. It can't be beat for the price if you decide to go with air cooling.
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July 2, 2013 7:51:09 PM

ish416 said:
If you aren't 100% certain what the "normal operating range" is on a CPU, please, at the very least do a bit of research for yourself to validate what is normal and what is dangerous.

62C is the maximum safe core temp for a Phenom 965.

Straight from AMD-
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=...

Specs for the entire AMD CPU line *NOTE* that FX series does not mention max temps - http://products.amd.com/en-US/DesktopCPUResult.aspx

jimthenagual suggested the Hyper 212 Evo, I also recommend it. I was able to overclock my Phenom 965 to 4,336 Mhz with that cooler. It can't be beat for the price if you decide to go with air cooling.


I recommend the Hyper 212+ or the EVO as well. I used to have a 965 BE Build with the Hyper 212+ you won't be disappointed. I reached a stable 4.2ghz overclock at about 1.45v with that air cooler. Your results may vary, but you can easily reach 4.2 with a voltage around 1.45-1.53
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July 23, 2013 10:39:12 AM

Outlander_04 said:
67C is not dangerously high . Its the normal operating range



The AMD website recommends a maximum temperature of 62C
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July 23, 2013 10:42:53 AM

I would definately recommend the Cooler Master 212 Evo. It's the best cooler in it's price range and can compete with low end closed loop coolers. I have the same processor at 4.1GHz and i get ~40C idle and ~58C load. It really is an amazing cooler.
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