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Old May 29, 2008, 11:19 AM
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Question x2 6400+ does anyone use one?

Hi I have the x2 6400+ which is probably the best AMD available and on par with say a e6750 or a q6600 for gaming.(all at stock speeds of course I know the intel chips should be oced for better performance).My question is what is everyone using to cool their x2 6400's? I'm using stock hsf and ocz freeze for my thermal compound.My temps are safe but I wanna just use a simple install hsf thats cheap that'll yeild a better under load temp.I'm averaging 60 c under load.I've heard I should use a artic freezer pro due to price and performance.
Just let me know what your using other amd x2 6400+ users thanks.
(p.s I love this processor minus the fact it burns as hot as three suns)
Rig: Asus M2n SLI deluxe, AMD X2 6400+, Geforce 8800 GT 512 Mb, 2 Gb ddr2 800 fsb xms corsair, Ultra 550 sli supported,Old Rig:PCchips P25g,Intel Celeron 3.04 ghz,Geforce 7600GS 512,2 Gb dd1,500 watt PSU
Yes I did upgrade , Yes I did notice a change =)
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Old May 29, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Currently I'm using Thermalright SI-128 SE with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound. Under load the average temp is around 57 C, just slightly better than using the stock hsf I guess. (My 6400+ is Black Ed so I don't really have a stock hsf to test on.)
However, based on what I've heard, the performance of the stock hsf is not bad at all; the major problem is the stock hsf can be VERY noisy under load. (I can confirm this - my roommate just bought my old Scythe Ninja B hsf to replace his 6000+ stock hsf because of the noise, lol)
I think the "legendary" Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme will be a good choice if u need the best performance and don't mind to pay the extra $20, compared to Freezer 64 Pro.

p.s. Just saw this - Arctic launch Freezer Xtreme CPU cooler
For a cooler that can handle up to 160 watts cpu with only $40 MSRP, it looks amazing! Hope HWC will get it reviewed soon!
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Old May 29, 2008, 01:53 PM
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I have a 6000+ but its basically the exact same thing (a 6400+ is an OC'd 6000+). I use a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with a Scythe 1200rpm 120mm cooler. Works amazingly! It's pretty much one of the best if not THE best cpu coolers to date.
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Old May 29, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Its big its bad and I agree its probably the best cooler in terms of price/performance, you will not regret buying a TRUE 120. My 5000+ BE overclocked to 3.2Ghz with 1.4volts idles around 37oC and doesn't get any hotter than 55oC full load and is very quiet in my Antec p182.
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Old May 29, 2008, 09:58 PM
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AC Freezer 64 Pro works pretty well on the cheap and easy-to-install side of things ...
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