Just bought this cooler the other day and waiting from my replacement AM2 bracket to arrive ( dont ask : P ). Just wondering with Artic Silver 5 will this cool be ok with my Phenom 9550 which runs at 50 degrees C on full load overclocked from 2.2ghz to 2.7ghz?
Current cooler : Amd stock cooler with worn out thermal paste
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nevermind, 5 degrees lower with same overclock, and still awaiting my Artic silver 5
Just remember. AS5 is pretty good thermal paste. (I use it. ) But it is not magical.
not much difference in TIMs........ depends how you use them........