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November 13, 2012 3:39:41 PM

Hi i have been overclocking my Phenom II X4 965 i currently have a cooler master Hyper 212 evo but i have hit a wall with my overclocking at 3.8ghz as i am reaching 55c-60c sometimes and am not sure whether to get a Antec Kúhler H2O 620 CPU Watercooler or Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler ot to just stick with the hyper 212
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November 13, 2012 3:56:02 PM

60 degrees isn't really that bad, is that under full load stress-testing?

You would not see much improvement by getting either those coolers, the Hyper 212 evo is pretty good. If you really want better temps then I would say get a Noctua NH-D14.
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November 13, 2012 4:06:51 PM

yes it is under full load testing but I've been reading around and people people have been saying that deneb CPU's dont run very well abaove 55c
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November 13, 2012 7:02:38 PM

62c is the maximum safe temp for the Phenom 965- I have two rigs built with them right now and I know it can be a pain to keep the temps down with overclocking.

You have one of the better coolers available without spending two or three times as much for a few extra degrees of efficiency. If you are running that hot, the first thing I would be looking at is your voltage levels for the overclock. If those are all within the normal range, I'd say that next I'd suspect is that either reseating the cooler with a careful reapplication of good thermal paste or upgrading the case fan situation would solve the heat issue at just 3.8ghz....
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November 13, 2012 8:22:17 PM

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November 13, 2012 8:22:55 PM

yeah i've done that now its much better
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November 14, 2012 12:10:25 AM

I know this thread is already solved but just for the record I own a Kuhler 620 and I can tell you the difference in temperatures between the two is 1-2 degrees.
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