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Old 05-20-2009, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good CPU Cooler for Phenom II X4 940?

Just wondering what you guys have found to be the best aftermarket heatsink/fan for a Phenom II X4 that is good for some Moderate overclocking?

Looking at buying my 940 as soon as I know which Heatsink/Fan to buy so I can overclock it. I would like to get it to about a 3.6Ghz, a friend of mine says his is pushed to a 3.4 on the stock cooler but he doesn't want to go over that.

Sooo, yeah, just wondering what is the best one. I really don't like the screw down ones, I like the ones that clip onto the stock base.

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Default Re: Good CPU Cooler for Phenom II X4 940?

Which one?
Newegg.com - Xigmatek rifle

I am thinking the 120MM would be best?
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
All those ratings, I suspect that be the one.
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Default Re: Good CPU Cooler for Phenom II X4 940?

The Core Contact is good too, for the cash.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Lol, the rifle is cheaper.
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Not after the MIR. But it's about the same. I guess it just matters on which one you like the look of better in this case, since they have similar performance levels.
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I've got that Xigmatek 120MM Rifle and I love it. Ran an Intel burn test on my CPU a while back and it neither core went above 44C. The only thing I don't like about it is that I had to buy a clamp for it so it wouldn't bend my main board but that shouldn't matter for you because AMD doesn't have push pins like Intel does.
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Next question is, what do you think I could overclock it to with this heatsink? Think it is possible to get 3.8Ghz out of it or would that only be possible with water cooling?

I have 4 other fans running in my computer and it is kept on my hardwood floor, I am thinking about buying a small portable fan and running it next to my case window with the vent.
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Look at my sig....

Ive gotten to 3.9ghz with it.
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You can easily get to 3.8ghz on an aftermarket HSF. Can't say if it will be stable or not, but I doubt it will be. I run 3.5ghz stable on my 720 with the stock HSF with load temps maxing at 60c. I think rican is running at 3.6ghz 24/7 stable, and he's using the Rifle.
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