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July 31, 2012 7:39:02 AM

I got the A8-3870k and the stock heatsink sucks really really bad, when I play games like minecraft, the temperature jumps up to 60-70. On idle it's about 10-30 degrees. I really need a new heatsink so I don't damage the cpu. Are these heatsinks good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah I'm going cheap on the heatsinks, if I use any of these, how much would it cool my system? What's an estimated temperature when gaming?

Also I'm about to get the 6670 to crossfire with the 6550d, would I need more fans for my computer? I already have a stock rear fan and a stock side panel fan.

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July 31, 2012 8:38:45 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
You do know that the 2nd AND 3rd one are for intel CPUS.....
This one is good- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oops, lol, so how about the first one? And the one you suggested, how much would it lower the temperature? And do I need to get more fans to cool down my new 6670 I'm getting later?
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a c 104 à CPUs
July 31, 2012 8:42:57 AM

The first one would perform similar to the stock cooler.
The one i suggested, more than the stock cooler and the first one in your list, read the feedback section on the page.
July 31, 2012 6:54:55 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
The first one would perform similar to the stock cooler.
The one i suggested, more than the stock cooler and the first one in your list, read the feedback section on the page.

Would the one you suggested fix my overheating issue? When I'm gaming I get up to 60-70 degrees on the cpu, also when I get my new graphics card, would I also need more fans for the graphics card or is it ok?

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a c 104 à CPUs
July 31, 2012 6:58:57 PM
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Yes, it should perform way better than the stock cooler.

The GPU should be good already.
July 31, 2012 8:30:29 PM

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July 31, 2012 8:33:25 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Yes, it should perform way better than the stock cooler.

The GPU should be good already.

Hey, all my other stuff in my system is also overheating, my hdd is at 50-60 degrees, my motherboard volts is high also. Everything is overheating, do I need more case fans? I have a stock rear and stock sidepanel. What else do I need?
a c 104 à CPUs
July 31, 2012 8:34:10 PM

Are both your fans sucking out?

Have the side fan blowing in and the back fan blowing out, what case have you got?
July 31, 2012 8:57:15 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Are both your fans sucking out?

Have the side fan blowing in and the back fan blowing out, what case have you got?

I have the nzxt m59, I think the back is blowing out, I'm not sure about the side fan, how do i check?
a c 104 à CPUs
July 31, 2012 8:59:03 PM

Put your hand near it, if you can feel air going on your hand then its blowing out, also you can check by putting paper or tissue near the fan.
July 31, 2012 9:14:30 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Put your hand near it, if you can feel air going on your hand then its blowing out, also you can check by putting paper or tissue near the fan.

On the rear fan I can feel a lot of air coming out so it's blowing out obviously but the side panel, I put my hand on the outside and I can feel very little air blowing out, very very little, but I still feel it. I don't know about the inside though.
a c 104 à CPUs
July 31, 2012 9:24:58 PM

Then its probably blowing in, get some 'roof fans' for your case, and a front fan, that will increase air flow alot.
July 31, 2012 11:56:07 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Then its probably blowing in, get some 'roof fans' for your case, and a front fan, that will increase air flow alot.

So if I get the new heatsink and one fan on top, will my temperatures decrease to around the 30s on heavy load?
a c 104 à CPUs
August 1, 2012 7:42:30 AM

If your current temps are 80c on full then yes.
August 1, 2012 5:21:53 PM

Go for the cooler master hyper 212 plus, excellent price to performance ratio.
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