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Cooling fan for unlocked phenom2 x2 555

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June 4, 2012 1:30:49 AM

I am using AMD phenom 2 x2 555(BE) ,I unlocked all 4 core and I'm using Asus's M4A78LT-MLE board and ATI Radeon HD 4670 card ,is the cooling is sufficient for the system ?
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June 4, 2012 1:34:36 AM

Cooler Master Hyper 212+/EVO
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June 4, 2012 3:46:13 AM

If you unlock the two dormant cores of the Phenom II X2 555, you will have the equivalent of a Phenom II X4 955. I can't remember which cooler came with the 555, but if it is the one with no heat pipes... no, it's not sufficient if you stress the processor. You will either need the 955's cooler with heat pipes or, better yet, an after market cooler. If the 212+ EVO mentioned above is too big for your situation, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler will more than do the job and is smaller.

You are going from an 80W dual core to a 125W quad core.