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To Hot need to cool it down. Help

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May 7, 2007 8:49:00 PM

Hey all. Max temp is reaching 73-75c running 3Dmark06. I have stock cooling. I need it to be cooler. Is this reaching the danger point and what cooler should I order.

System: OC'd to 2800mhz (225 by 12.5) @ 1.38v IDLE temp 42c MaxLoad 73c.
AMD X2 4800+ Brisbane (65nm) (AMD standard heatsink and fan)
Abit AN9 32X Nforce 590 SLI (not the fatality)
4 gigs of G.Skill PC6400 ram; timing 4-4-3-5 (system auto at 5-5-5-15- 2T)
PNY Geforce 8800gts 320mb
SB Audigy
2x 160 Samsung 8mb cache SataII running in Strip set.

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May 8, 2007 2:34:44 PM

AMD site says the processor should be running from 55C - 70C, and 1.3v - 1.35v. To cool it down a bit more, I'd suggest using a zalman heatsink, and using arctic silver 5 as the paste. Using the stock grease they give you on the stock coolers kills temps. Really, any decently reviewed heatsink will be ok, just use good thermal paste.
May 8, 2007 3:10:27 PM

System: OC'd to 2800mhz (225 by 12.5) @ 1.38v IDLE temp 42c MaxLoad 73c.

I thought that only the AMD FX/Intel Xtreme series has the ability to change the CPU i wrong?
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May 8, 2007 3:48:50 PM

My MB does give the ability to change the Multiplier. Atleast by the looks of it. But I only changed the clock from 200 to 225.
May 8, 2007 5:00:03 PM

Thanks for the help. After reading alot of reviews I went with the best I could afford without pissing off the wife.


Thanks to the one person that decided to help out.
May 8, 2007 5:12:52 PM

I have a Thermalright Ultra-120... They also have an Xtreme model which is like $62 as apposed to the plain U120 at $48. Not worth it in my opinion but Mine cools my Core2 incredibly. It comes with a plate for the AM2 sockets as well, but i think they suggest the adapter plate for it which is extra It does not come with a fan but just get a good 1800-2200rpm 120mm fan and you are set to go. It's a beast of a cooler and almost to liquidcooling levels.