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Will the alpine 64 pro be a good choice?

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April 25, 2014 9:49:15 PM

Hey! I am upgrading my stock amd cpu cooler for my budget gaming rig (ga78lmt-usb3, fx4300, 7770), and was debating whether to upgrade either my mouse from an old dell mouse, or my cooler, and decided to upgraded my cooler this month, and next month get a new mouse and mousepad. My 14th b-day is in late June, and got the 7770 as an early b-day present. I could spend around 20$ now, and was looking at the hyper 101a, but it doesn't have a PWM fan so I'm going for this. I don't overclock alot (running at 4.1ghz fine on stock cooler), so that should be okay. Is it a good choice? I could get it for 18$ after shipping, and hopefully will make my pc somewhat quieter.

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April 25, 2014 10:00:45 PM

Are you willing to spend a bit more? Instead of going for a cheap cooler, you can go for Hyper 212+ that works for AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM2/FM2+ about ~$30? I use that on my Phenom II 955 overclocked and underload the max temps only go up to 38C and idle is 25C.

Its always better to spend a bit more money on the cpu cooler since AMD don't have good heat tolerances.
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April 25, 2014 10:02:13 PM

Lyphn said:
Are you willing to spend a bit more? Instead of going for a cheap cooler, you can go for Hyper 212+ that works for AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM2/FM2+ about ~$30? I use that on my Phenom II 955 overclocked and underload the max temps only go up to 38C and idle is 25C.

Its always better to spend a bit more money on the cpu cooler since AMD don't have good heat tolerances.


The thing is that my case does not have a motherboard cutout, so #1 I would need to remove the motherboard. #2, I think it is too big for my case,and #3 it is above my budget
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April 25, 2014 10:07:22 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
Lyphn said:
Are you willing to spend a bit more? Instead of going for a cheap cooler, you can go for Hyper 212+ that works for AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM2/FM2+ about ~$30? I use that on my Phenom II 955 overclocked and underload the max temps only go up to 38C and idle is 25C.

Its always better to spend a bit more money on the cpu cooler since AMD don't have good heat tolerances.


The thing is that my case does not have a motherboard cutout, so #1 I would need to remove the motherboard. #2, I think it is too big for my case,and #3 it is above my budget


If your mobo don't have back cutout then try the Hyper TX3 its $20 here in canada, but cheaper in the states. It uses retention brackets like the ones on stock coolers. It might be big but the link below should give u the dimensions and a video of the product.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

I personally wouldn't recommend cheap coolers. They don't drop your temperature much. Effective coolers are the ones with copper plating instead of aluminum.

And you also need to buy thermal paste. Artic cooling is good for that.
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April 25, 2014 10:16:52 PM

Lyphn said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Lyphn said:
Are you willing to spend a bit more? Instead of going for a cheap cooler, you can go for Hyper 212+ that works for AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM2/FM2+ about ~$30? I use that on my Phenom II 955 overclocked and underload the max temps only go up to 38C and idle is 25C.

Its always better to spend a bit more money on the cpu cooler since AMD don't have good heat tolerances.


The thing is that my case does not have a motherboard cutout, so #1 I would need to remove the motherboard. #2, I think it is too big for my case,and #3 it is above my budget


If your mobo don't have back cutout then try the Hyper TX3 its $20 here in canada, but cheaper in the states. It uses retention brackets like the ones on stock coolers. It might be big but the link below should give u the dimensions and a video of the product.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

I personally wouldn't recommend cheap coolers. They don't drop your temperature much. Effective coolers are the ones with copper plating instead of aluminum.

And you also need to buy thermal paste. Artic cooling is good for that.


My temps are actually great with this stock cooler. around 35 idle, 65 under load. I am not looking for cooling as much as I am looking for silence.
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April 25, 2014 10:53:37 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
Lyphn said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Lyphn said:
Are you willing to spend a bit more? Instead of going for a cheap cooler, you can go for Hyper 212+ that works for AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM2/FM2+ about ~$30? I use that on my Phenom II 955 overclocked and underload the max temps only go up to 38C and idle is 25C.

Its always better to spend a bit more money on the cpu cooler since AMD don't have good heat tolerances.


The thing is that my case does not have a motherboard cutout, so #1 I would need to remove the motherboard. #2, I think it is too big for my case,and #3 it is above my budget


If your mobo don't have back cutout then try the Hyper TX3 its $20 here in canada, but cheaper in the states. It uses retention brackets like the ones on stock coolers. It might be big but the link below should give u the dimensions and a video of the product.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

I personally wouldn't recommend cheap coolers. They don't drop your temperature much. Effective coolers are the ones with copper plating instead of aluminum.

And you also need to buy thermal paste. Artic cooling is good for that.


My temps are actually great with this stock cooler. around 35 idle, 65 under load. I am not looking for cooling as much as I am looking for silence.


There is an application out there called SpeedFan you can download it here for free http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php The application all it does is allow you to manually configure PWM fan speed and other fans if your mobo has voltage control options.

So you can get a big nice cooler like TX3 for $20 and still get silence. I usually set my cpu fan to 45% and the temps don't reach more than 40C. I don't hear a thing with 45% fan speed.
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June 20, 2014 11:14:19 PM

Lyphn said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
Lyphn said:
Are you willing to spend a bit more? Instead of going for a cheap cooler, you can go for Hyper 212+ that works for AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM2/FM2+ about ~$30? I use that on my Phenom II 955 overclocked and underload the max temps only go up to 38C and idle is 25C.

Its always better to spend a bit more money on the cpu cooler since AMD don't have good heat tolerances.


The thing is that my case does not have a motherboard cutout, so #1 I would need to remove the motherboard. #2, I think it is too big for my case,and #3 it is above my budget


If your mobo don't have back cutout then try the Hyper TX3 its $20 here in canada, but cheaper in the states. It uses retention brackets like the ones on stock coolers. It might be big but the link below should give u the dimensions and a video of the product.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

I personally wouldn't recommend cheap coolers. They don't drop your temperature much. Effective coolers are the ones with copper plating instead of aluminum.

And you also need to buy thermal paste. Artic cooling is good for that.

Got the tx3. Phew. The 64 pro would have been crap.

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