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Old August 30, 2008, 03:12 PM
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Listen recently my computer started shutting down due a high temp from the CPU (i got AMD athlon X2 Dual core 64-bit +5200)so i decided to get a new cpu cooler my question is which should i buy? thermaltake V1 ,Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme or Zalman CNPS9700 LED ?

another question if my power supply will be able to hold every thing
My processor:AMD athlon X2 Dual core 64-bit +5200
My motherboard :Gigabye GA-M61PM S2
My GPU:GeForce8800GTS 640 mb
any my power supply is from channel well technology of 600W

will it be able to hold my hardware with the new CPU cooler?

another question my case size is 41X17.5X42 will it have some space for any of the cpu coolers mentioned above?
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Old August 30, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Not sure on the AMD chip sockets. The OCZ Vendetta 2 is all the rage right now Cheap, reliable (or so it seems) and good bang for the buck. Check the review here on HWC:

OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler Review

The text says it will fit an AMD 939/AM2.. is taht what the chip you are running is? Also, the fan just plugs into the same fan header on the motherboard so no power problems what so ever.

If the Vendetta isn't your answer there are other reviews here, check them out lots of excellent work done by the reviewers to give an unbiased and valued opinion. But as always, get a second opinion by Google'ing your heatsink of choice and looking for more reviews.
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Old August 30, 2008, 03:44 PM
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Listen recently my computer started shutting down due a high temp from the CPU (i got AMD athlon X2 Dual core 64-bit +5200)so i decided to get a new cpu cooler my question is which should i buy? thermaltake V1 ,Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme or Zalman CNPS9700 LED ?

another question if my power supply will be able to hold every thing
My processor:AMD athlon X2 Dual core 64-bit +5200
My motherboard :Gigabye GA-M61PM S2
My GPU:GeForce8800GTS 640 mb
any my power supply is from channel well technology of 600W

will it be able to hold my hardware with the new CPU cooler?

another question my case size is 41X17.5X42 will it have some space for any of the cpu coolers mentioned above?
Well, it's harder to say, not knowing the Manufacturer...but generally, CWT components make for good PSU's. Judging by that, your PSU will quite likely be fine..with your hardware. GL
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Old August 30, 2008, 07:13 PM
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Another good choice is the Xigmatek HDT series.

120mm fan (might not fit?): NCIX.com - Buy Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S754 S939 S940 W 120MM PWM Fan - HDT-S1283 In Canada.
92mm fan (should fit regardless): NCIX.com - Buy Xigmatek HDT-S963 CPU Heatsink LGA775 AM2 S754 S939 S940 92MM Fan 1200-2800RPM 39-54.6CFM 23-35DBA - ACXTHDT-S963 In Canada.

Another choice is the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64, cheap and simple. That should definitely fit any case. Though a picture of your case internals would be helpful just to make sure.

However before looking at spending money on a new heatsink, your computer might just be full of dust and require some cleaning. You might also have empty spots for case fans which could improve airflow throughout. And finally, cable management is a key component to getting lower temps. You need to make sure the cables aren't blocking too much airflow.
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