CPU fan choice

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Hey guys,

I have been advised in another thread that I should probably get a new cpu cooler. (My current one is in my sig)

As I am getting temps of around:
Idle: 33°C
Load: 65°C (Using Prime95)

What coolers do you suggest? (Preferably nothing too much above £30)

Cheers :)
 
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Getting a new cooler was one of many options given to you.

For those interested the original thread is here.

Isn't the maximum temperature for these processors 62°C?

It would look a tad too warm.

What do you recommend me doing?

I recently re-applied my thermal paste as I thought there was too much on it before.

Assuming that your cooler is fitted correctly then:

a) Reduce the overclock

b) Try and keep the overclock but reduce the voltage

c) Buy a better cooler

d) Invest in some better cooling for your case if it doesn't have good air flow

e) Nothing - If it's 65°C running a 100% CPU use stress test then in real life usage you probably won't get to that temperature
 
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Thanks for the replies guys :)

Another question (no point in making a new thread again ;) )

How much thermal paste do you recommend?
 
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Its commonly referenced to as the 'pea' method, searching about should throw out some guides on what to do. Though depending what cooler you get it may already have pre-applied paste, I know the arctic cooling ones do...
 
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Its commonly referenced to as the 'pea' method, searching about should throw out some guides on what to do. Though depending what cooler you get it may already have pre-applied paste, I know the arctic cooling ones do...

If the OP is re-fitting their cooler again then whether or not it came with paste pre-applied is irrelevant.

The "pea" method also suggests far more paste than should be used with most pastes.
 
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Really? This I did not know, just what I found from searching.

And sorry I had a brain fart and missed your earlier post about the OP's then earlier post (blame mobile browsing), so yes pre-applied paste is then irrelevant.
 
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