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    Cooling + Overclocking Athlon X4 750K

    Got all my parts in for my cheap build:

    Antec VSK-3000 Case (mATX)
    Corsair CX500 Modular
    Athlon X4 Quad 750K 3.4GHz FM2
    MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 A75 Hudson D3 Motherboard (mATX)
    2x2GB Team Elite DDR3-1333
    BFG 260GTX 768MB Maxcore55
    1TB Seagate HDD

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    The stock cooler was idling at ~42c, so I took an old cooler I had and just about made it work, but even this thing is still only 39c at idle.

    Seems a little high don't you think? Maybe its just old technology...

    What is a decent budget cooler that will give me better cooling and the possibility of a LITTLE overclocking? Budget cooler.
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    What paste are you using? How much?

    Where are you seeing this 46C idle?
    Processor---(H2O)3-2600K-------Server-FX-6300----------Bench-4770K--------Little Power-4570S
    Motherboard---------P8Z77-V LK----------GA-970A-UD3-----------Z97 Extreme6---------------Z87N-WIFI
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    Power-----------------OCZ ZT-750----------Rosewill RG430-S12----EVGA 850W G2------------EVGA 500W
    Memory---------------4x4GB 1600 CL9----4X4GB 1333 CL9 ECC--2x4GB 2133 CL9-----------2x4GB 1600 CL9
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    Sorry in fact it was 42c idle...at windows it slowed down, but for whatever reason the BIOS puts load on I guess? I edited orig post.

    Im using AS5. Might be lower when the paste breaks in, but nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ps2cho View Post
    Sorry in fact it was 42c idle...at windows it slowed down, but for whatever reason the BIOS puts load on I guess? I edited orig post.

    Im using AS5. Might be lower when the paste breaks in, but nonetheless.
    Yes, the BIOS isn't a perfect idle condition. Still a high idle, but I haven't used the stock cooler to tell you what it should be.

    Prime95 should put it ~60C on core. Use HWMonitor, there are two temperatures, one is the socket temperature in the motherboard section, the other is the core temperature and it'll be under the actual processor section.

    IIRC, FM2 stuff isn't reading temps correctly still.
    Processor---(H2O)3-2600K-------Server-FX-6300----------Bench-4770K--------Little Power-4570S
    Motherboard---------P8Z77-V LK----------GA-970A-UD3-----------Z97 Extreme6---------------Z87N-WIFI
    CPU Cooling----------Apogee HD----------Xigmatek Loki------------Kraken X60-----------------EVGA mITX
    Video------------------780 Classy Hydro---HD 5450------------------280X Crossfire-------------770 4GB ACX
    OS Drive--------------500GB 840 EVO-----250GB WD Blue---------256GB 840 PRO------------240GB HyperX 3K
    Storage Drive--------1.5TB WD Black-----4x2TB WD Red RAID5--<- Look Left-----------------<- Look Left Again
    Power-----------------OCZ ZT-750----------Rosewill RG430-S12----EVGA 850W G2------------EVGA 500W
    Memory---------------4x4GB 1600 CL9----4X4GB 1333 CL9 ECC--2x4GB 2133 CL9-----------2x4GB 1600 CL9
    Case-------------------Air 540 White-------NZXT M59-----------------Tecnofront HWD-----------EVGA Hadron Air

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    Ya yeh...HWMonitor is reading it as 79C as the core temp while I am doing all the driver updates, so not even full load.

    I updated to the latest BIOS and still reads that. I guess I'll just accept it as wrong. The socket temperature seems to make sense though...around 44/45c while browsing. Let me hit up prime and see how it does.
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    Socket temp should be ~10C higher than core temps. Keep it somewhere around 65-70C to be safe.
    Processor---(H2O)3-2600K-------Server-FX-6300----------Bench-4770K--------Little Power-4570S
    Motherboard---------P8Z77-V LK----------GA-970A-UD3-----------Z97 Extreme6---------------Z87N-WIFI
    CPU Cooling----------Apogee HD----------Xigmatek Loki------------Kraken X60-----------------EVGA mITX
    Video------------------780 Classy Hydro---HD 5450------------------280X Crossfire-------------770 4GB ACX
    OS Drive--------------500GB 840 EVO-----250GB WD Blue---------256GB 840 PRO------------240GB HyperX 3K
    Storage Drive--------1.5TB WD Black-----4x2TB WD Red RAID5--<- Look Left-----------------<- Look Left Again
    Power-----------------OCZ ZT-750----------Rosewill RG430-S12----EVGA 850W G2------------EVGA 500W
    Memory---------------4x4GB 1600 CL9----4X4GB 1333 CL9 ECC--2x4GB 2133 CL9-----------2x4GB 1600 CL9
    Case-------------------Air 540 White-------NZXT M59-----------------Tecnofront HWD-----------EVGA Hadron Air

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    Its really noisy stock fan. I think its undersized in reality for this processor.

    Any ideas if the arctic cooling 64 pro works well with these quads or do I need something beefier?
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    I would just grab a 212 EVO and be done
    Processor---(H2O)3-2600K-------Server-FX-6300----------Bench-4770K--------Little Power-4570S
    Motherboard---------P8Z77-V LK----------GA-970A-UD3-----------Z97 Extreme6---------------Z87N-WIFI
    CPU Cooling----------Apogee HD----------Xigmatek Loki------------Kraken X60-----------------EVGA mITX
    Video------------------780 Classy Hydro---HD 5450------------------280X Crossfire-------------770 4GB ACX
    OS Drive--------------500GB 840 EVO-----250GB WD Blue---------256GB 840 PRO------------240GB HyperX 3K
    Storage Drive--------1.5TB WD Black-----4x2TB WD Red RAID5--<- Look Left-----------------<- Look Left Again
    Power-----------------OCZ ZT-750----------Rosewill RG430-S12----EVGA 850W G2------------EVGA 500W
    Memory---------------4x4GB 1600 CL9----4X4GB 1333 CL9 ECC--2x4GB 2133 CL9-----------2x4GB 1600 CL9
    Case-------------------Air 540 White-------NZXT M59-----------------Tecnofront HWD-----------EVGA Hadron Air

    Build Logs: (H2O)3 - The Water Cube | Little Power
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