im using the Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler my phenom x4 never goes above 41c
I have a question on these types of coolers where the fan is actually perpendicular to the CPU in a tower setting. Can the weight of it sticking out so much be a factor on it not sitting correctly on the chip or putting undo stress on the mount? Just curious as most fans are sitting parallel with the chip. I could see where something that sits tall would work fine where the motherboard lays flat along the bottom of the case rather than along the side.
I'm looking at upgrading my stock cooler for my Phenom II X3 720 BE so I can do some OCing and also unlocking of the 4th core.