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Best HSF for Phenom II x4 940

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March 6, 2010 3:36:49 AM

hi,
i am planning to buy a new HSF this weekend. Please suggest the best cooler among the listed. I need it for only mild overclocking. (upto 3.2 to 3.4).

-Xigmatek hdt sd964
-coolermaster hyper tx3
-coolermaster gemini II S

any other suggestion are welcome.

P.S: i don't want coolers with more than 145mm in height as my case is small. It can only accommodate coolers with a height of less than 145mm.

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a b K Overclocking
March 8, 2010 11:27:21 PM

http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm this has the best "short cpus heatsinks" i would go with the maxorb mainly cause i have owned one and they do great work. but just look at anything in the amd section and you should find something good. btw have fun with the ocing.
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 9, 2010 11:56:26 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What is your budget for the cooler?
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March 9, 2010 2:32:16 PM

well, i want it to be less than 40$.
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 9, 2010 2:43:32 PM

^Well, in that case, the best option for you the CM Hyper 212+

Total: $ 34.99 + 7.56 shipping = $ 42.55
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March 9, 2010 2:45:39 PM

yeah i would have bought it but it's gotta height of 158mm and therefore won't fit in my case. i want cooler with height less than 145mm.
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 9, 2010 2:55:31 PM

Ok, What about the CM GeminII S? same price that the CM Hyper 212+
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March 9, 2010 2:58:37 PM

yeah i have considered it...do u think it's better than xigmatek sd964 or hyper tx3???
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 9, 2010 3:06:44 PM

^Yeah, if you see the specifications, the GeminII S have more airflow. 69.69 against 54.99 of the tx3
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 9, 2010 4:01:35 PM

^Well, have the same airflow that the tx3, and don't support the new sockets like the AM3 or 1366, so, this isn't a good option.
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March 9, 2010 4:53:18 PM

ok then...will buy gemini II s, then very much for ur help
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 9, 2010 4:57:19 PM

Any time, that's why we are here.
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March 11, 2010 11:21:39 AM

@ saint19

which is better gemini II s or ultima 90...i forgot this option to mention
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 11, 2010 1:25:05 PM

^That ultima 90 looks good, but the default package is for AM2/775, so, you need buy a mounting kit for use this with your AM3 socket and processor.
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2010 5:48:08 PM

The 940 is a am2+ chip btw
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 12, 2010 5:55:01 PM

Ohh...yeah, I forget that, my 955 is AM3 :) . But maybe for a future upgrade.
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2010 6:20:15 PM

saint19 said:
Ohh...yeah, I forget that, my 955 is AM3 :) . But maybe for a future upgrade.

My AM3 chips (710 & 965) have both used AM2 designated HSFs, on an AM2+/AM3 motherboard (DDR2, AM3 exclusive motherboards are DDR3). As far as I knew, when it comes to HSF, AM2 covers the formfactor up to AM3, including am2+.
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a c 295 K Overclocking
March 12, 2010 6:25:18 PM

^Yeah I know that, but the problem here is that the 940 is socket AM2+, that means that the mobo is socket AM2+ too, so, for a future upgrade to an AM3 mobo, he will need buy a mounting kit.
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2010 6:42:30 PM

Gotcha, hah. I spoke before I thought~
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