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New CPU - After Market Cooler - Micro ATX - FX 8350

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January 4, 2014 7:36:08 AM

Hello, I am considering buying this After Market cooler Zalman CNPS8000A Multi-Socket CPU Cooler for my new CPU the FX 8350.

My question is, I am going to try to OC @ 4.0 - 4.4 GHZ is it possible with this cooler?
If not is there another LOW PROFILE!! one for the same price.

ALSO is it a good idea to apply Thermal Compound inside the case? AND I don't mind paying around £10 for thermal compound. (or a better cooler for about £10 extra)


Ignore EVERYTHING, just ignore it.
If it turbos @4.2Ghz, should I am for 4.6 - 5Ghz?
AND what cooler is best that has a Low Profile design to fit into a Micro ATX tower.

@My board is the GA-78LMT-USB3
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January 4, 2014 7:44:22 AM

The CPU already turbos to 4.2GHz so there's not much point in that 'overclock'. What's your motherboard? It's another fact that decides whether you can overclock.

And what do you mean with applying thermal compound inside the case? Where exactly are you planning to apply it?
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January 4, 2014 8:20:17 AM

JOOK-D said:
The CPU already turbos to 4.2GHz so there's not much point in that 'overclock'. What's your motherboard? It's another fact that decides whether you can overclock.

And what do you mean with applying thermal compound inside the case? Where exactly are you planning to apply it?


Ignore EVERYTHING, just ignore it.
If it turbos @4.2Ghz, should I am for 4.6 - 5Ghz?
AND what cooler is best that has a Low Profile design to fit into a Micro ATX tower.

(Because from experience I know most FX CPU's get a lot of heating problems.)
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January 4, 2014 8:25:48 AM

Tehepicford said:
JOOK-D said:
The CPU already turbos to 4.2GHz so there's not much point in that 'overclock'. What's your motherboard? It's another fact that decides whether you can overclock.

And what do you mean with applying thermal compound inside the case? Where exactly are you planning to apply it?


Ignore EVERYTHING, just ignore it.
If it turbos @4.2Ghz, should I am for 4.6 - 5Ghz?
AND what cooler is best that has a Low Profile design to fit into a Micro ATX tower.

(Because from experience I know most FX CPU's get a lot of heating problems.)


It's unlikely you're going to reach 4.6-5 on air cooling, unless you have an NH-D14 which is huge. You could have a look at the AiO water coolers such as the Corsair Hydro series - they're technically low profile, you just need to have a space inside of your case to mount the radiator. Have a look and judge whether it'll fit in your case.

As for low profile air coolers, I don't think there'll be much available that's suitable for overclocking with.

What's your motherboard model?
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January 4, 2014 8:26:08 AM

FX 8350 on a uATX AM3+ board? IMO, you are already running a risk with having it at stock speeds.
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January 4, 2014 8:49:39 AM

Lessthannil said:
FX 8350 on a uATX AM3+ board? IMO, you are already running a risk with having it at stock speeds.


Why?
If I am not planning to OC and run it at 4Ghz would the Stock cooler be fine? Or what Low Profile Air cooler would ANYONE recommend.

@My board is the GA-78LMT-USB3
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January 4, 2014 9:27:14 AM

Tehepicford said:
Lessthannil said:
FX 8350 on a uATX AM3+ board? IMO, you are already running a risk with having it at stock speeds.


Why?
If I am not planning to OC and run it at 4Ghz would the Stock cooler be fine? Or what Low Profile Air cooler would ANYONE recommend.

@My board is the GA-78LMT-USB3


At stock speeds it should be fine.
You could try these:
http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/gemi...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-profile-heat-si...
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January 4, 2014 9:58:37 AM

Thanks :)  I ordered one.
Just a question, do you think I could buff it to 4.2Ghz (Turbo) or just the stock of 4Ghz or possibly get it to 4.4Ghz max?
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January 4, 2014 11:03:08 AM

Tehepicford said:
Thanks :)  I ordered one.
Just a question, do you think I could buff it to 4.2Ghz (Turbo) or just the stock of 4Ghz or possibly get it to 4.4Ghz max?


I wouldn't recommend any overclock on your board honestly. The 4.2 turbo should be enabled by default so you shouldn't have to do anything there. The difference between 4.2 and 4.4 is minimal anyway.
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