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Cooling for an Athlon 64 5000+

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January 10, 2008 2:30:01 PM

I'm thinking about upgrading my processor from and Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (65W model) to a black edition Athlon 64 X2 5000+. Newegg is selling the 5000+ for $99 with free shipping, but it doesn't include any cooling. However, I have the stock cooler from my 3800+; would that cooler work fine with the 5000+? I'm thinking about trying *a little* overclocking--no overvoltage--for the first time. (My current rig is my first BYO machine. I have been reading a little about overclocking and read a good article at Tom's about the 5000+: I was planning to use that article as the model for my first overclock attempt. That article http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/22/budget_overclock...) Would the stock cooling from my 3800 work for a little overclocking, or would I need a better fan for that?

If you can't tell, I'm a little new to the BYO and overclocking world. All the help that you hardware savy guys can offer will be appreciated.

Thanks!

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January 12, 2008 3:31:07 AM

I'm giving myself one bump to see if I can find out the answer to my question.
January 12, 2008 9:10:26 AM

It should work if you leave it at stock. However, if you want to do any overclocking, I would get a better heatsink.
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February 26, 2008 8:22:56 AM

Try an Arctic Cooling Freezer7 Pro?
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