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Overclocking amd fx-4170

Last response: in Overclocking
September 26, 2012 6:27:34 AM

Hello I've had my fx-4170 for a bit now enjoy it quite a bit from my previous phenom II 550. But I'm looking to start overclocking it a bit to increase frame rates. I know I need to get a after market cooler first though. So my question as of now is which do you guys think would be better, since this is the first time I've bought a after market cooler. (size of the case is an issue so fan has to be 92mm it seems)

or (sorta leaning towards this one)

My case is a
DIABLOTEK DIAMOND ATX MID TOWER. And has pretty good air flow with 5 120mm fans running in it now.

After I get a cooler to go on it I'm also gonna post to get some help OC my fx 4170 since this will really be my first time messing with it.

Any input on my upcoming plans would be appreciated.


My specs.
AMD FX-4170
Asrock 970 Extreme 3 motherboard
8gig DDR3
GTX 550ti

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September 26, 2012 6:54:47 AM

I would skip that cooler. I put one on my friends cpu and it worked as good as the one he had on before. The previous cooler costs $29. There are a ton of 92mm coolers out there that work better than this Zalman, at half the cost. Get something from Arctic Cool or the Cooler Master 92mm version of the Hyper 212.