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AMD Phenom x4 955 BE

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November 15, 2011 2:57:04 PM

Hello all,

I've currently got my 955 BE overlocked at 3.81Ghz - on stock cooler. I plan on buying a new after market air cooler (Suggestions would be greatly appreciated :] ) and I just really wanted some expert opinions on whether this is safe?

The computer itself is really stable, I had some defective RAM which I replaced and the new sticks passed a memtest with no errors. Using a torture test on prime95 it sits between 57-60 degrees, is this safe? I'm curious as I've read that 62 is the max, but am I sitting way to close to this? During games it never goes above, 52-58 though.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/overclocking.p...

Thanks for any input!

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November 15, 2011 4:03:26 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

What CPU revision do you have? The max temp is 62ºC but I'd not go above 55ºC on overclock.
November 15, 2011 4:13:28 PM

I would totally go for a noctua NH-D14 for after market air... I have the same chip and am currently running it with a Corsair H60 which is also great
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November 15, 2011 4:21:52 PM

Thanks for the help!

I'm currently running on Revision RB-C3? Well according to CPUZ I am. Maybe I should go down to 3.6 to get it back under 55°C.


Thanks for the cooling suggestion, it looks sweet, as for the Corsair, it seems very cheap for a water cooler at the moment from amazon!
Is this the same as yours?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004MYFOE2/ref=asc_df_B004MY...

November 15, 2011 4:32:31 PM

yes, but don't expect super awesome results from it... it keeps it cool BUT as a closed loop cooler it's not really going to do much better than air... the D14 will actually probably out cool it... the thing I love about it the most is it seems to open up the case and allow for better overall airflow
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November 15, 2011 5:16:15 PM

With that revision and a decent cooler liks Cooler Master V6GT, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Archon or Thermalright silver arrow you can get the 4GHz stable with good temps.
November 15, 2011 5:27:03 PM

saint19 said:
With that revision and a decent cooler liks Cooler Master V6GT, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Archon or Thermalright silver arrow you can get the 4GHz stable with good temps.


Thanks very much for the information, both of you!
Glad I decided to finally register after 5 years of reading this site! lol

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