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AMD AM2 Athlon 64 6000+ stock fan

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August 15, 2008 10:15:48 PM

Sorta fits into this category, i was just wondering if the stock fan that comes with the processor is any good? Or would it be worth changing it out for something else? I wont be overclocking

Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
August 15, 2008 10:27:06 PM

I got the Arctic Cooler 64 which is a fair bit better than the stock fan, and it's cheap too. If you plan any overclocking definitely a new fan, otherwise if you've got decent case cooling you can get away with the normal fan.
August 15, 2008 10:28:07 PM

if you won't be overclocking, then the stock cpu fan is fine. unless of course you're extremely picky about noise. not that it's all that loud, but a third party cooler would be quieter.

@spanner_razor: i picked up a freezer 64 pro recently for my 4200+ but haven't installed it yet. it is definitely a good buy tho.
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August 15, 2008 10:41:06 PM

I have heard that the fans that come with the Athlon X2s are decent for stock usage. If you OC at all you always want to use a aftermarket to help keep the CPU cool since when you OC you raise the TDP.
August 15, 2008 10:43:35 PM

RetroDude said:
Sorta fits into this category, i was just wondering if the stock fan that comes with the processor is any good? Or would it be worth changing it out for something else? I wont be overclocking

Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



I have the same processor and stock fan and it is fine. My cpu runs between 35 adn 45 idle and about 55+ under load. On some mother boards it might be a tight fit. Just be careful when installing it.

August 15, 2008 11:42:17 PM

I love the stock heatpipe cooler on the X2 6000+...it looks a lot beefier than any other stock cooler I've seen...probably because it needs it...it keeps my cpu cool at around 29 degrees celsius at idle and mid 30s under load...
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August 16, 2008 7:53:51 AM

It depends what 6000+ rev. you get... some have shiny copper rods... newer 65nm, don't.
August 16, 2008 4:45:15 PM

amdfangirl said:
It depends what 6000+ rev. you get... some have shiny copper rods... newer 65nm, don't.


Yeah, the newer ones have dark colored copper pipes....
August 17, 2008 9:20:14 AM

Cheers guys, btw do you get thermal paste with the CPU? or is it worth getting a different type
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August 17, 2008 10:42:37 AM

Yes, except its nicer to get something like AS5
August 17, 2008 6:05:15 PM

ok, thanks for that :D 
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