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790-G65 CPU upgrade

Last response: in Components
January 2, 2012 2:05:42 PM

Hi i'm relatively new to the community and just thought i'd give it a shot and ask you all a question about which CPU to upgrade running on my G65 MSI motherboard.

System specs are as follows;
4gb 1600 G-SKILL
AMD X3 445
Windows 7 64-bit
790-G65 MSI motherboard
700-wat rosewill green series 80+ etc...
and just recently installed a coolermaster hyper 212+

an alternate question would also be; does everyone's hyper 212+ make so much fan noise or is it just my build? perhaps i put the thermal paste on wrong? anyways thanks for reading everyone and hopefully i can solve this little problem of mine! :)  thanks!

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January 2, 2012 2:25:25 PM

Noise from a Hyper212+ will be the fan speed getting faster to cool down heatsink and cpu. Wrong application of thermal paste can effect cooling which may make fan work a tiny bit harder, but more likely the fan settings in bios wrong or not enough cool air coming in or hot air being exhausted.

I'm guessing this is the 790GX-G65 motherboard, if so cpu list @

A nice upgrade without breaking the bank would be a Phenom II X4 965 BE.

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January 2, 2012 2:31:15 PM

I presume that you meant 790GX-G65 because MSI don't seem to have a 790-G65.

The Hyper 212+ fan might be noisy because fan speed isn't set correctly in the BIOS.
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January 2, 2012 4:06:27 PM

Don't bother fixing it. The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition is a good choice.
January 2, 2012 6:39:16 PM

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