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Old 08-22-2009, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What CPU Cooler should I get for this processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

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the core contact freezer is a pretty good cooler.
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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^^ Definitely go with the Core Contact, I've got one with my 940 and even after a couple hours of prime 95 cpu temp was at 46. That's in a bad airflow case too, idle in the high 20s-low 30s depending on ambient. Great price too, nothing thats a deal breaker.

Although depending on you're mobo it might take *a lot* of force to put on, and it won't be too straight either. Easy solve though, just take a pair of needle nose pliers, slide them over the bracket arms, and squeeze em together. Just to flatten out the bend a bit and make it sit better. Dropped my temps by another couple degrees after I did. Friend didn't have to, but he had a different mobo so it all depends.
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