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Doubt with phenom II x4 955 BE

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May 21, 2011 11:55:40 PM

Hello everyone.
I`m planning to buy the AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE, and overclock it to around 3.8 ghz. I have a average cooler for the entire computer.
Would it be better to buy a CPU fan cooler, or one for the entire computer?? Thank you!

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May 22, 2011 2:04:22 AM

for oveclocking you will definitely need an aftermarket cpu cooler.
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May 22, 2011 5:38:33 AM

No, not necessarily, and especially not with a chip like this. I OCed my 965 to 3.9 with the stock cooler fine, never above the 50s. Do you mean that you don't have a case fan?
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May 22, 2011 10:44:43 AM

kajabla said:
No, not necessarily, and especially not with a chip like this. I OCed my 965 to 3.9 with the stock cooler fine, never above the 50s. Do you mean that you don't have a case fan?


It sounds unreal for me.
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May 22, 2011 11:25:30 AM

you will almost certainly need a new CPU cooler. The Phenom II's chew through a lot of voltage when overclocked to those speeds.
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May 29, 2011 1:19:14 AM

Thank you guys, i bought the 955, with a cpu cooler, and a case cooler.
Thanks so much for the support
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