yeah! i agree! my temp reads 58-61C full load with prime95. i just want to lower it down though. are these coolers gonna work with UN'OCed system? one more thing sir, is Asus M5A88V-evo capable of being OCed? thanks!
great! thanks for confirming i have Athlon II X3 455 @ 3.3GHz, did you happen to know how far did it go for an OC? by the way, i played 2k11 and my temp after playing is 54C max so i'm concern about although per AMD, my cpu can handle up to 75C but of course i want to lower it down as much as possible...question is, will those coolers be as effective when NOT OCed or it's just a waste of penny?
There shouldn't be any of that, unless this guy is changing his paste left and right.
I'm not talking about the pins failing due to wear from re-setting them. I never re-installed my LGA775 HSF and around the 3 years mark my CPU temperatures shot from 65C to 90C. No amount of re-setting the HSF and changing the paste made any difference, the plastic frame just wasn't providing enough contact force anymore. Everyone I know with a stock LGA775 HSF has run into the same problem around the 3-years mark, sooner or later depending on whether they ran their PCs hotter or cooler than I do.