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Buying new cpu cooler. Need advices

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by DTAT, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. DTAT

    DTAT New Member

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    Since my old cooler (Hyper 212+ dual fan config) can't handle the job anymore. Temp always goes up to nearly 80C when OC I5 760 4Ghz. So i need a new cooler that help me push my cpu goes further :)

    Also the space between cpu cooler and my vga is limited. I can only place cooler which is 12cm in width :eek: So no top air cooler on the market can fit.

    After doing some research, i find these could be a good replacement for 212+ : Scythe Ninja 3, Noctua NH-U9B SE, H50, H60, Khuler 620...

    Any advices about what i should buy on list above. Thanks a lot :)
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    Can't handle the job anymore? LOLWUT?

    Your cooler, heck any cooler, can have several reasons for "lower performance", like dust on the heatsinks, worsening of airflow in the case, the cooler got a bit loose and had a worsening in terms of contact with the processor's heatspreader...

    In other words, try fixing those first and performance can be "restored" without any significant spending, since your problem isn't "I need silence" or "I need more clearance" but rather "the cooler's performance can't handle it anymore."
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    the Hyper 212+ cant handle too much power/heat, maybe hes feeding a lot of voltage to the CPU and it just getting to saturated.
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    best reformer on your list is the Ninja 3, does even better if you can fit a second fan.
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    At nearly 1.4V, my cpu oc'ed to 4.1Ghz isn't stable. Temp rises to 80C :)

    How about H50, H60 compare to ninja 3. Is it better ? :)
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    was when I tested it!
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    After looking carefully at ninja 3 dimension, it's likely gonna "hit" the memory, 4 slot will be covered with that cooler. So i have to exclude it :(

    Can anyone suggest other better cooler? :)

    //How about H60 and SpinQ VT? Are they decent coolers? I'm running out of choices :(
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    spin, i questioned it.
    why dont you consider water cooling. if air based cooling cant handle it anymore you better switch into water cooling

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