My girl friends brother's computer is broken. It needs a new motherboard or CPU I'm not sure. Anyways its an Intel based system but I figure I have a older amd mobo around and so far only a single core processor, but I want to hook him up with a dual core, however i don't want to spend to much. So I have the stock cpu cooler that came with my phenom II 940 and I want to buy a 33 dollar x2 of ebay. My only concern is the cooler wasn't designed to handle the heat put off by the older larger manufacturing process or should it be fine.
The Phenom II cooler is superior to the stock coolers on the old Athlon X2s. For most of the 95W and below models all they pretty much got was a big aluminum heatsink. I think only the 125W models even got a copper base. The Phenom II cooler will do alot better.