Hey i want a good heatsink for the Phenom 9950BE, i am @ 2.6ghz and would like to achieve 3.0ghz, but the stock doesn't do it as it exceeds 60 degrees.
Has to be Mid Range Price not too high.
Hi thanks fore the info but, i am still stumped..lol
I'm willing to pay $60-80 Australian which is about $40 US.
i cant see ones that are good for an AM2+ CPU they just say AM2, which i presume is a different socket. please give me some Brands and models with them of what i should look for that 3.0 to 3.3 ghz overclock.
Given your listed case dimensions you would be able to fit just about any current cooler. This One comes highly recommended by SPCR and looks like it will fit in your case (120mm x 50mm x 159mm). When checking for fit, remember to adjust for the motherboard thickness and stand-offs. It does only leave you an inch of clearance from the side so make sure it'll fit (no fans in the way, etc...)prior to purchase.
not good for Phenom
Reviewed By: on 4/1/2009
Tech Level: high - Ownership: less than 1 day
This user purchased this item from Newegg
Cons: Not very efficient for Phenom 9850, Tempetaure is 55C always.
Loose and a bit noisy..
Any other suggestions..lol
*EDIT* Oh and i forgot to say; when i said i have a fan that is 25mm its on the side of the case so im guessing roughly the heatsink's maximum should be 150mm?
Ok i was looking at this one, pretty impressed of price and level:
ThermalTake Blue Orb II
Pros: Used to cool Phenom II x3 720. Not sure the accuracy of the temperature reading but the Core Temp shows as low as 16 degrees Celsius during idle(the ambient temperature is about as high) and as high as 42 degrees Celsius during load(after an hour of Prime95). Cools extremely well.
Cons: The thermal paste provided is probably rubbish.
Other Thoughts: The LED is a pretty tacky touch. The case is fortunately not a see through case.
Ok is that review good enough or is the phenom II alot cooler than the ordinary phenom BE?
Also would there be enough space because when i looked at my motherboard there is something RIGHT next to the cpu.
IMAGE attatched of my mobo.
Sorry for all this people, i should take notice prior to just going anhead and buying this MOBO..lol (I should of listened to Shimna when you said not to.)
Blue Orb II doesn't come with AM2 mounting, since it's OLD (like 2005). No heatpipes either. Rubbish.
Many of the newegg comments are rants from people that probably didn't know what the heck they were doing. Next to worthless. Do a search for several legitimate reviews, rather than rely on personal comments. That Xigmatech is about the biggest you're gonna find for that price. Here's another: