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Old 07-17-2006, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to purchase the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or 4400+ CPU once the prices come down later this month and was wondering if the AMD stock heatsink is enough to cool the CPU. I am going to use it mostly for Video conversion and that requires a lot of CPU power.

Can you suggest any that are good? I was looking at Thermalright XP-90C but that one requires additional fan and also kind of heavy. Maybe there are better ones that already come with the fan and compatible with AMD 64 X2 CPUS.

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Yes, the stock coolers work very very well.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was so impressed when I looked at mine they are really nice for stock and all. :amazed:
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Well, when you buy it, you will receive the Advanced heatpipe cooler, (I assume), which will mean that your stock cooler will be better than most 3rd part coolers, (lucky you!), so it will not be neccessary.

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Cool, I guess will see then.
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Yea, the X2 stock coolers are really great. I still went and got a Thermaltake Copper112 though.
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Yea, the X2 stock coolers are really great. I still went and got a Thermaltake Copper112 though.
WOW.

That is one big A** heatsink.


I'll try the stock heatsink first and then will see if I need to upgrade.
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I dont like the word stock in my vocabulary so i dont have stock anything really. Not to mention i already had that HSF for my Socket A setup.
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yes, i was very impressed w/ my stock heatsink.

went from 2.0ghz @ 24C to 2.6ghz @ 31C

now... i have a 4400x2 on my 3800x2 and it dropped it back down to 24C ..but i'm only at 2.5 right now due to complications
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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yes the stock cooling on mine is great and does a good job
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