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I ordered a cooler master 101 after market cooler. I was wondering if it will cool my AMD FX-6300

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April 27, 2014 10:35:24 AM

I ordered a Cooler master 101 for my fx-6300. I am hoping it will cool my cpu better than the stock cooler and give me some basic overclocking capabilities (approx 4.3 ghz). Will it run off of my 350 watt psu. Here is a picture of my case.
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amd fx 6300
gt 640 4gb asus
8 gigs of ram
1 tb HDD
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April 27, 2014 10:44:53 AM

No. It should run off the CPU fan header on your MoBo.

However, the 101 is rated for CPUs with a maximum TDP of 70 watts....your 6300 has a TDP of 95 watts. In other words, it is not capable of adequately cooling your CPU under load. Like lifting a 95 pound load with a chain that has a 70 pound weight limit. I'd invest another $10 and get aHyper 212.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...

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Hyper 101 comes with two direct contact heat pipes and dual fan design to provide efficient cooling performance. Hyper 101 comes in different versions – Intel including LGA 1155, AMD or universal sockets; fixed speed fan or PWM fan.

Maximum compatible CPU wattage: 70W TDP.
2 x Direct Contact heat-pipes with aluminum fins for excellent heat dissipation.
Outstanding cooling performance with compact heat sink dimension that fits into mid-tower chassis.
Option for adding 2nd fan to increase cooling power.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...

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AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 6 3.3GHz 3.9GHz 6MB/8MB 95W $112
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April 27, 2014 10:47:10 AM

Yes, it will work fine as long as you have the room inside the case for its 152.3mm height. Your small PSU has no bearing on the cooler. The only power it will use is the power to run the fan. And that won't be any more than the stock cooler.
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April 27, 2014 1:11:20 PM

BUT the fan on the stock cooler is smaller and i would add a second fan to the aftermarket cooler would that not be more effective in theory
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April 27, 2014 1:12:19 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
No. It should run off the CPU fan header on your MoBo.

However, the 101 is rated for CPUs with a maximum TDP of 70 watts....your 6300 has a TDP of 95 watts. In other words, it is not capable of adequately cooling your CPU under load. Like lifting a 95 pound load with a chain that has a 70 pound weight limit. I'd invest another $10 and get aHyper 212.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id...

Quote:
Hyper 101 comes with two direct contact heat pipes and dual fan design to provide efficient cooling performance. Hyper 101 comes in different versions – Intel including LGA 1155, AMD or universal sockets; fixed speed fan or PWM fan.

Maximum compatible CPU wattage: 70W TDP.
2 x Direct Contact heat-pipes with aluminum fins for excellent heat dissipation.
Outstanding cooling performance with compact heat sink dimension that fits into mid-tower chassis.
Option for adding 2nd fan to increase cooling power.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...

Quote:
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 6 3.3GHz 3.9GHz 6MB/8MB 95W $112

BUT the fan on the stock cooler is smaller and i would add a second fan to the aftermarket cooler would that not be more effective in theory

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April 27, 2014 2:11:48 PM

Yes, on one hand, the cooler will do much better than the stock air cooler. I saw a test showing it do as much as 20C better than the stock cooler.

OTOH, the manufacturer of the cooler is telling you not to use his product for CPUs with more than 70 watt TDP. Ignoring manufacturer's recommendations could void warrantees from your system builder and / or CPU manufacturer. Yes, this makes no sense except in a legal one as the warning is clearly evident on the manufacturers web site and by making the change you became responsible for parts selection.

My other concern is I have not seen a lot of user experience out there on this cooler and wonder about the mounting mechanism. Even the venerable Hyper 212 is a concern here ..... I have now done 3 MoBo replacements on 1156 builds that the user upgraded to a Hyper 212 and system wouldn't boot afterwards...... not a knock on the 212, but for a $30 don't expect a mounting mechanism that is over tighten proof.

This was notably problematic in that there are no 1156 MoBos to be had these days so the upgrade costs went from a $30 cooler to $300 or so after having to buy new 1155 MoBo and compatible 1155 CPU.....luckily, (knocking on wood) in each case we escaped having to get new OEM versions of OS as we ran into no activation issues.

The user overtightened the mounting screws and either cracked, warped or broke circuits in the MoBo as a result or .... in one case there was a burr on a mounting plate that went unnoticed.. As you get lower and lower in the price spectrum, there's less money that can be afforded for quality control (burrs on mounting plate) anti over tightening mechanisms and such that may be challenging fro someone doing this for the 1st time.

Finally, we know nothing about the included TIM and it's rare that the tiny tubes leave enough for more than one installation. Try and read the product name and see if you can find a review and determine whether it will meet your expectations.

So yes, I think it is a viable upgrade if an alternative 95W TDP option is totally outta the question. If you proceed, I'd suggest:

1. Make sure you address your screw line up issue and have the correct mounting plate.
2. Make sure the plate is not installed upside down (seen that)
3. Be sure to carefully inspect all mounting surfaces in contact with the MoBo.
4. If possible, have someone who has "been there, done that" help you
5. Be sure not to over tighten mounting mechanisms.
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April 27, 2014 5:14:57 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Yes, on one hand, the cooler will do much better than the stock air cooler. I saw a test showing it do as much as 20C better than the stock cooler.

OTOH, the manufacturer of the cooler is telling you not to use his product for CPUs with more than 70 watt TDP. Ignoring manufacturer's recommendations could void warrantees from your system builder and / or CPU manufacturer. Yes, this makes no sense except in a legal one as the warning is clearly evident on the manufacturers web site and by making the change you became responsible for parts selection.

My other concern is I have not seen a lot of user experience out there on this cooler and wonder about the mounting mechanism. Even the venerable Hyper 212 is a concern here ..... I have now done 3 MoBo replacements on 1156 builds that the user upgraded to a Hyper 212 and system wouldn't boot afterwards...... not a knock on the 212, but for a $30 don't expect a mounting mechanism that is over tighten proof.

This was notably problematic in that there are no 1156 MoBos to be had these days so the upgrade costs went from a $30 cooler to $300 or so after having to buy new 1155 MoBo and compatible 1155 CPU.....luckily, (knocking on wood) in each case we escaped having to get new OEM versions of OS as we ran into no activation issues.

The user overtightened the mounting screws and either cracked, warped or broke circuits in the MoBo as a result or .... in one case there was a burr on a mounting plate that went unnoticed.. As you get lower and lower in the price spectrum, there's less money that can be afforded for quality control (burrs on mounting plate) anti over tightening mechanisms and such that may be challenging fro someone doing this for the 1st time.

Finally, we know nothing about the included TIM and it's rare that the tiny tubes leave enough for more than one installation. Try and read the product name and see if you can find a review and determine whether it will meet your expectations.

So yes, I think it is a viable upgrade if an alternative 95W TDP option is totally outta the question. If you proceed, I'd suggest:

1. Make sure you address your screw line up issue and have the correct mounting plate.
2. Make sure the plate is not installed upside down (seen that)
3. Be sure to carefully inspect all mounting surfaces in contact with the MoBo.
4. If possible, have someone who has "been there, done that" help you
5. Be sure not to over tighten mounting mechanisms.


That makes a lot of sense, especially the legal standpoint, im studying law so this kind of thing makes alot of sense i have used this cooler before but on a much older cpu i believe it was a core 2 duo or an old 15
thanks everyone who answered
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