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Good cheap aftermarket cooler for AMD Phenom 955 BE x4

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August 19, 2012 10:38:07 AM

Hey im thinking of getting an AM cooler for my CPU. The stock one is stupendously loud, and its quite hot in there averaging around 62 - 68 degrees C when just using things like firefox to browse.

It used to be around 55 degree or less, but for some reason its gone very high. Even at 55 i dont like it that hot, i would prefer it lower down, 40-50, lower if possible.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=asc_df_B002G3...

here is an aftermarket cooler i been looking at. My friend recommended it to me. Its fairly cheap and he said it has fantastic reviews.

I have a few questions though

1) Will this work on my AMD phenom 955 x4 BE CPU?

2) When i put on my stock heat sink, it was really hard and quite daunting to put on. The lever that seals the Heatsink to the CPU was very very tight and it was bending when i was trying to close it. I was scared it was going to break the CPU! Will this one have the same problem of being a complete biatch to put on?

3) Can you reccomend anything within that price area that is better?

WARNING: I DO NOT WANT, WHAT SO EVER, PEOPLE SAYING "oh here is a CPU cooler, its only £600, it wont cost that much, and you really should spend money on a heatsink, here are a few reasons why... etc etc", i want something below 20 quid, please!

4) Any precautions i should take before changing my heatsink?

Thanks
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August 19, 2012 10:51:27 AM

pkhamidar2com said:
Hey im thinking of getting an AM cooler for my CPU. The stock one is stupendously loud, and its quite hot in there averaging around 62 - 68 degrees C when just using things like firefox to browse.

It used to be around 55 degree or less, but for some reason its gone very high. Even at 55 i dont like it that hot, i would prefer it lower down, 40-50, lower if possible.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=asc_df_B002G3...

here is an aftermarket cooler i been looking at. My friend recommended it to me. Its fairly cheap and he said it has fantastic reviews.

I have a few questions though

1) Will this work on my AMD phenom 955 x4 BE CPU?

2) When i put on my stock heat sink, it was really hard and quite daunting to put on. The lever that seals the Heatsink to the CPU was very very tight and it was bending when i was trying to close it. I was scared it was going to break the CPU! Will this one have the same problem of being a complete biatch to put on?

3) Can you reccomend anything within that price area that is better?

WARNING: I DO NOT WANT, WHAT SO EVER, PEOPLE SAYING "oh here is a CPU cooler, its only £600, it wont cost that much, and you really should spend money on a heatsink, here are a few reasons why... etc etc", i want something below 20 quid, please!

4) Any precautions i should take before changing my heatsink?

Thanks

Use a compressed air can and a small clean paint brush, do it out side with both sides taken off, and yes that cooler will perform alot better than the stock one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Duste [...] 123&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline [...] 210&sr=8-4

clean the pc thoroughly before removing old cooler and fitting the new one.
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August 19, 2012 10:58:21 AM

BTW, do u get lots of dust inside of the case?

Is your case in poorly ventilated or enclosed space? That will warm the PC a bit.
August 19, 2012 6:48:37 PM

Whats a good PC cleaning guide? Im going to be replacing the cooler i think with the arctic cooler, i dont have a lot of money to spend as i got to also spend another 80 quid for something unrelated this week, and that results to 100 quid spent lol.

Im going to get the arctic cooler pro 7./

Im going to ask again because first time my questions wasnt answered.

Question 1

Will i have a problem of putting the heatsink on my cpu. Last time it was really hard and difficult, not because i didnt have enough strength but because i was worried it might break the CPU. The leaver was literally bending as i was trying to fix it into position. Will i have the same problem here?

Also because of that lever problem, when i put thermal paste on my CPU, and put the heatsink on, because it was such a fiddle to put the heatsink on and attach it on both sides it probably came off the cpu a couple of times meaning air got trapped...

Question 2

Will this actually work on my motherboard and CPU (see my sig). The heatsink i have has a latch on either side.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-media/product-galle...

this doesn't have that :/ 
January 14, 2013 4:26:19 PM

I was facing a similar problem with Phenom x4 970 BE without even over clocking but i found that my case is the problem foe overheating, i was using a cooler master elite 311 plus which has only 2 fans..one front intake and one rear exhaust.There was a lot of heat generating around 65+ C at load and once the computer got shutdown due to over heat.Then i replaced it to nzxt Tempest 410 with 6 fan config and now its Icy cool.Even at full load and hours of gaming doesn't cross 52 C which i felt a great improvement using stock cooler.
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January 14, 2013 4:43:20 PM

Hyper 212+ Evo, It cools awesome and it's cheap. Buy it.
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