AMD Stock Heatsink Is crap - Any Ideas To Improve Situation?

By TL93
Aug 16, 2008
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  1. Well the AMD Stock heatsink that came with my AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is basically not sufficent enough at load speeds ~sigh~

    Idle is 32 Celcius
    Load is 93 Celcius

    Ambient Temperatures are fine though

    Idle is 31 Celcius
    Load is 42 Celcius

    BTW Fan Speed is at 100%!!!!

    So will changing the thermal compound change the temperatures significantly? And also i have a 80mm CoolerMaster Fan that came with my HP computer for the Intel P4 which is actually awesome in cooling and noise at 100%. But i'll need a 70 to 80mm fan mount :(

    Or

    What Aftermarket Heatsink will be efficent but will fit in my HP Pavillion a1K Series Case? [Was too cheap to buy a new case since this case is working fine with cooling in general]

    BTW will this fit?

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21233&vpn=FREEZER-64-PWM&manufacture=Arctic Cooling

    Thanks,
    Tim
  2. TL93

    TL93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    BUMP

    Anyone?
  3. Gflo

    Gflo Newcomer, in training Posts: 105

    i got that same chip and the stock is crap, havent replaced it yet though.

    that looks good but im not much in Heatsinks so i really have no idea.

    you will need thermal compound. i recommend Arctic Silver 7
  4. TL93

    TL93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Yeah i'll probably run down the Thermal Compound route since its cheaper and since i want a discrete video solution right now [3870 or 4850] :D

    That Arctic Silver 7 is what i'm looking at, only $7.95 at NCIX :D
  5. TL93

    TL93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    UPDATE

    Well i think i'll go replacing my cooler :p

    I guess Arctic Cooling better help or else i'll send an angry letter [not that it would help] :p

    At the same time, HD 3870 time!

    LAST UPDATE

    Got the Arctic Cooler and it cools way better :)

    Idle - 35C [Not Exact Numbers, will edit post]
    Load - 52C [Used TS2 which is CPU heavy and Crysis]

    The 3870 i installed after and temps didn't really change but at least i get good performence now :D
  6. TL93

    TL93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    LAST UPDATE

    Got the Arctic Cooler and it cools way better :)

    Idle - 35C [Not Exact Numbers, will edit post]
    Load - 52C [Used TS2 which is CPU heavy and Crysis]

    The 3870 i installed after and temps didn't really change but at least i get good performence now :D
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