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CPU problem, searching for a cooler

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February 3, 2012 7:25:24 AM

Well as the title say I got recently problems with my cooler.
The temperature of my CPU in games jumps up over 80C, which turns out to shut down my system, so I decided to look for an better cooler and found one, so I need some advice if it is really worth buying it.

My current CPU: AMD Phenom II 4x3.1 GHz BE550
Current coller: Stock

Cooler to look forward:

CPU cooler NOCTUA NH-C12P SE14, 775/1155/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3



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Building on the proven basis of the successful NH-C12P, which has received more than 100 awards and recommendations from the international press, the NH-C12P SE14 now comes with Noctua's new NF-P14 140mm fan for further improved quiet cooling performance as well as the new SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system. Topped off with Noctua's pro-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and adding support for both LGA1366 and LGA1156, the NH-C12P SE14 is a premium quality quiet cooler that provides lots of airflow for near-socket mainboard components and excellent case compatibility at a height of only 114mm.


Suggestions are always welcome.

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February 3, 2012 7:30:28 AM

phanteks ph-tc14pe, very good cooler especially if your overclocking to stupid, or you are hitting high temps.

the NH-D14 is actually a better cooler than the c12p, I would advise on that.

There is also the Thermalright Silver arrow, these are considered to best air coolers at this moment in time, I would reccomend you take a look :-)
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February 3, 2012 7:38:57 AM

Thank you for your fast response, the two coolers that you mentioned above, phanteks and thermalright silver arrow are not available at my country right now, but I took a look into the NH-D14 and it is only 5 dollar above the C12P :) 

Thanks for the advice, if you know where could I get the thermalright one, post here :) 

Also I am free for all other suggestions.
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February 3, 2012 9:42:21 AM

I am surprise that you will get to 80degrees even at stock under normal usage.

If you do not overclock & your case have an exhaust fan, it should stay within normal operating temperature & there should be no compelling reason to buy an aftermarket cooler.

Perhaps you just need to re-apply thermal paste between your stock cooler & processor.
What is your PC case, anyway?
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February 3, 2012 9:59:27 AM

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=thermaltake+ca...

Thats the case.

Well I get at 66C while idle and 85C till it shuts down in games.
I have bought a cheap paste three months ago maybe thats the case.
Also I have unlocked two additional cores of my CPU, but turned them off till I get a solution to this problem :) 

If you need some more info regarding it, just ask, I really need help :) 

Also I got two chassis fans running with a bottom PSU, if that can anything help.

Also would you recommend me this thermal paste

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Noctua's NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution for enthusiasts who demand both exceptional performance and maximum ease of use: A hybrid compound of different micro-particles allows for minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding long-term stability


I know that the artic one is good, but they are out of stock currently.
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February 3, 2012 10:23:54 AM

Sorry I can not get the link for the thermal paste. Please post again.

As for the case, I think it is a decent case & like I said it should not cause any overheating.
I suggest you go for a good thermal paste ( xigmatek or coolermaster are not the best but should do the job ).
I would also suggest to put the fans at the top ( exhaust ) if you haven't done so. Also, the fans at the bottom should be intake but put a good air filter in there to avoid dust being sucked into your PC case.
If you do not have a lot of fan & have to choose between bottom or top, I say put it at the top ( but still put an airfilter at the bottom of your case since you will have negative pressure ). Best is to get another fan for the intake at the front.

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February 3, 2012 11:26:38 AM

Try with just re-applying the paste first. If you do not overclock, there is no need for an better CPU cooler.
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