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What is the most effective way to cool a CPU?

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January 13, 2013 11:15:44 PM

I recently built my first PC. It worked like a charm for a week, and then fried. And since I have learned the CPU overheated and killed the MOBO and PSU. I have a new CPU on the way and do not want to have my PC overheating again. So what do you reccomend?

-The PC is mostly used to game.

-I have 4 fans in my PC.

-Would placing a fan next to it work?

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January 13, 2013 11:20:42 PM

1.what cpu?
3.are you overclocking the cpu?
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January 13, 2013 11:21:18 PM

shouldnt need a fan next to it if the heatsink is properly installed

always check temperatures with a new build
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January 13, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Some questions that you need to answer first:
1. What CPU type have you got on the way?
2. Did you or do you plan to overclock?
3. What kind of heatsink did you have on the old CPU?
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January 13, 2013 11:26:14 PM

Mounting the stock cooler correctly and confirming that by monitoring your temps for a few days usually works. ;) 
January 13, 2013 11:33:55 PM

devilofdeaths said:
dudget because you can either have a $30 hyper 212 EVO or a $200 water loop

January 13, 2013 11:34:59 PM

Connorwarman_12 said:

BUDGET sorry not exactly sober
January 13, 2013 11:38:24 PM

devilofdeaths said:
BUDGET sorry not exactly sober


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January 13, 2013 11:40:03 PM

Connorwarman_12 said:

well since you are not going to overclock just use the stock heatsink
January 13, 2013 11:46:32 PM

Best answer selected by Connorwarman_12.