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Cooler for Bulldozer?!

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July 31, 2012 11:59:30 AM

I have a Bulldozer FX-8150 and an ASUS Sabertooth, at the moment idle i get 37' and when using Prime95 i get temps of 76' Celsius. :pt1cable:  wut.

I'm confused about what cooler to get!
I can use AM3 coolers on an AM3+ board right?
Also what coolers would NOT interfere with the RAM, It doesnt matter about the height too much the case is spacious.

I was going to get

My budget is around £25~ and it needs to be from an Amazon source.

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July 31, 2012 12:15:12 PM

A closed loop CPU water cooler like the Corsair H80 wouldn't interfere with the ram slots, its a bit pricey though. The Freezer 64 pro (sold on overclockers) turned the right way won't interfere as long as you don't have huge heatsinks on the ram sticks.
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July 31, 2012 12:46:14 PM

Yikes a beefy looking heatsink, having said that I've just built my mate an FX 8150 and can see the immediate need to replace the stock combo...barely adequate and horrendously noisy:( 

I'll keep an eye on this thread to see what comes up. I have an old Artic Cooler Freezer 64 kicking around, might try it to see if it is any better, sure as hell will be quieter!

Hyper 12 + and Evo gets some reasonable reviews too, though I don't like the height and weight on this one either.
July 31, 2012 7:53:08 PM

Thanks for all your help guys,
I've decided to go for the Tranquillo, however I will take the leap and try watercooling next time!