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Old 06-28-2005, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm going to buy a 64 3200+ Venice and was just wondering if anybody else has one and is running it with the stock cooler, I just want to know if it is good or if I should get a dif HS, also if you do run it with the stock one could you tell me what temps you are running with it?

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any stock HS will run any CPU just fine...it's when you begin to OC it, is when you may consider getting a better HS.

if you're not, then the stock should suit you fine.
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EdoKoi nailed it.

The thing is that you may not really get any OC at all on the stock cooling. To be honest, it really sucks. I would highly suggest Thermalright's XP-90. It is comparable to water cooling OC capabilities.
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I disagree. My stock cooler sucked bad. But, see what you're getting with your stock heatsink/fan and, if you like the temps, keep it.
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dude, stock coolers are designed to keep the CPU at a good temp. if it's not overclocked...
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Please read the post again because I do think that we agree.

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The thing is that you may not really get any OC at all on the stock cooling. To be honest, it really sucks. I would highly suggest Thermalright's XP-90. It is comparable to water cooling OC capabilities.
I state that you will not get any overclocking whatsoever on the stock heatsink, which I think we all agree is very true. I suggest a very high quality heatsink IF he is planning to overclock, the Thermalright XP-90 ($30 @ frozencpu). Check any review website and they will tell you that it is a very good heatsink. I'd get it even if I wasn't planning to OC just to reduce the temperatures.

I do notice though that at least on my 3200+ Winchester, I get incredibly high temperatures on the stock cooler. It isn't even overclocked. I was looking to get that XP-90, but instead looked into getting water cooling system.

Even if you aren't overclocking and you're getting high temperatures, it should obviously always be in a safe zone. It wouldn't make much sense for AMD to sell a standard heatsink that comes with your CPU that can't even do its job under standard conditions.
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ive got a 3200 winchester, and i OCed it to 2.5ghz on stock before the temps started to really scare me. OCing can be done, but to save urself a heart attack, i recommend the Zalman 7700CU
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