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    Socket AM2 cooler

    Evenin'

    I've just noticed that my AMD X2 6000+ is running somewhat hot.

    I'm currently just browsing the web and apparently both cores are running at approx 50'c.

    Am i correct in presuming that this is somewhat hot?
    I'm also sitting at stock speeds.

    Looking to get a good air cooler which could help lower the temps but i have no idea where to start tbh.

    Airflow in my case is also quite good as I've just upgraded to the coolermaster cosmos.

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    Re: Socket AM2 cooler

    Light load @ 50°C isn't good but it's not bad either.

    Still, a new heatsink won't hurt. What's your budget?

    Personally I'd go for the Thermalright Extreme 120, £30 + £10 fan, quiet and great performance. If £40 is too much check out the Scythe Miné or Tuniq Tower 120.

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    Re: Socket AM2 cooler

    i just bought a Scythe Mine and it's a very big cooler.. plugged it into a power source for the fan on my dad's PC before and it was utterly silent aswell..

    need a motherboard to test it on my PC though..

    so can't give you any temps or anything but a few people on here are getting 38 - 40'C with a Q6600 at 3.2GHz-ish..

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    Re: Socket AM2 cooler

    I use an arctic colling freezer 64 its been excellent my 5000Be sits at 3 Ghz @1.35 volts with a max of 47C with dual prime95 running and at £11.68 from scan.

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

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    Re: Socket AM2 cooler

    I've got a scythe ninja on my X2, works very well.. almost ambient temps when idle in fact

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    Re: Socket AM2 cooler

    Scythe Ninja > most
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