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FX6300 and M5A97 R2.0 65 degrees

Hello guys.

I have small issues with my new Fx-6300 and M5A97 R2.0. The CPU is going over 65 degrees while gaming. While not gaming the CPU stays at ~ 45. I choose not to use the stock cooler so I went for this one: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail/index/sArticle/522/sCategory/2181
I have the Asus Ai Suite II for monitoring the temperatures
I will switch to the H40 from Corsair, but not as soon as possible, so until then I really don't want to ruin the CPU.
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  1. So, are you getting those temps with that new cooler, or the stock cooler?
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    The cooler you bought isn't that much better than the stock cooler heatsink wise (the fan is quieter of course). An FX-6300 has a TDP of 95W. Even if oc'ed a bit that number goes over 100W. Your cooler has a maximum cooling capacity of 100W. See bellow:
  3. Your best bet is a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for about $30. I have one, same MB and 8350 paired together, I am OC'ed to 4.4 GHz and my temps are just fine. Also, get HWmonitor.
  4. I didn't overclocked. and I'm using that cooler.. NOT the stock one
  5. Tiju said:
    I didn't overclocked. and I'm using that cooler.. NOT the stock one


    You're using a 100W cooler on a CPU that can use over 100W in stock configuration under load. The 212 EVO is a better option for not much money.
  6. Thank you all guys.
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