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Cooler Master AMD AM3 Cooler to replace the stock cooler

Hi,

I want to replace the stock cooler as the CPU temp is pretty high in the BIOS (more than 50 C :ouch: ). But the system is running fine.

The retention lever is unhooked as it got deformed when I tried to reinstall the stock cooler :( . (cud be the reason for the high temp)

Can this be a better replacement?

http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-amd-am3/p/itmd7bxapfma3jkj?pid=COLD7BXAUKCZMGD7&_l=YyGvnmS3pyjmD+sBnTpvKw--&_r=k61QhD4OwDey6XZqFiLM6Q--&ref=4c3d243a-df9f-4382-ae76-4021a2293ced

Any other suggestions are also welcome.

Here are the specs:

MSI GF615M P33 mobo
2x 4Gb RAM DDR3
AMD Phenom II 970 X4 at 3.5 Ghz
XFX Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1 Gb DDR5
500 Gb HDD
LG DVD Writer 16X
550 W XFS PSU
Intex Red Berry Case with 2 case fans on the left side

Is this config good for overclocking? Please suggest upgrades(if required) to make the build achieve a stable overclock.
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    it will work assuming the holding bracket around the socket is not damaged also
  2. I opened up the case and saw a lot of dust accumulated.Cleaned up everything nicely. Now the temperature is down by 10 C :D ! Thanks a lot dirtyferret .

    I've ordered the cooler master amd am3 cooler I mentioned for around $5.6 . Will repost here while I install it.
  3. Best answer selected by avimanyu786.
  4. Money wasted, that new HSF is not compatible at all :( .

    Stock cooler is running fine. Was able to overclock from 3516 Mhz to 4026 Mhz :bounce: !
  5. What was the issue?
  6. avimanyu786 said:
    Money wasted, that new HSF is not compatible at all :( .

    Stock cooler is running fine. Was able to overclock from 3516 Mhz to 4026 Mhz :bounce: !

    you can oc with the stck cooler ??? What are your temps ? When I tried to oc with stock cooler temps hit over 65 c @3.7 , cpu would hit 60c + just playing BF3 at stock speeds . Surprised you can hit those clocks with stock hsf and not overheat . And the cooler you linked to id good for a 65w cpu , not a pII X4
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