I'm thinking of buying the AMD Phenom X6 1055T processor, and I'm trying to get some opinions of the stock heatsink before I buy that processor. From experience, is it really that loud? A moderate amount of noise is fine, but if it's something like a constant buzzing noise, that wouldn't be preferable. Also, how cool will it keep the processor? No overclocking will be done, so assume running at stock speeds.
In addition, should I buy an aftermarket heatsink? I'm thinking of the Coolermaster Hyper 212; is the extra $30 or so really worth it?
for no oveclocking it's good and enought.i have 1055t too and i over it to 3.4ghz and the temp is under 60c and it's very good.and my memory is @ 1600mhz @8-8-8-24.but if you want go higher your fan speed must be @ 6000rpm to keep your cpu's temp under 60!!!if your point is gaming 3.4ghz is enought.and for multi threaded(like encoding(handbrake),rendering(cinebech)) look @ benchmark and see the difference is noticeable for you or not.