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CPU Cooler for AM2 Socket

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Last response: in CPUs
March 9, 2010 1:28:06 AM

Just wondering what CPU cooler to use on a AM2 socket looking for something cheap as stock one is for not sufficient enough lookin around $25

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a b à CPUs
March 9, 2010 1:54:08 AM

What Wattage CPU ?? - I'm using a CoolerMaster TX3 and it works pretty well for my phenom II X3 720 with the 4th core unlocked but it might start to struggle with a higher wattage CPU - ( it lowered the load temps from 68Cwhile running at 3.0 Ghz. on the stock fan to 56C running at 3.2 GHz. now) - IT was on sale awhile back for $14.99 with free shipping at newegg (got mine on sale and also with a $10 off next purchase code) but is now back to its $19.95 + $7 shipping so still right around the price point you mention.
a b à CPUs
March 9, 2010 2:02:09 AM

If you have the room in your case, the 120mm flavor is better as it has free shipping. The best part of the sunbeam is it comes with Tuniq TX-2 goo. Very good stuff so you don't have to spend another $5 for some other thermal compound.

Here's a review I wrote on it, pretty honest. Great HSF for the price if you can live with the cons I have listed.