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cooling a stock 3500+

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Jaz, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. Jaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,603

    I have a AMD 643500+ 939 running at stock and it's hitting 54C at idle. now i must admit i don't have much cooling in my case.

    My specs are

    stock CPU HS/F
    Asus A8N SLI Premium
    old Tagan 4x0W PSU, it doesn't have a fan on bottom
    a cheiftec dragon case with a single fan on the HD's

    so what i'm looking for

    a) Can i improve my cooling somehow, which HSF solution should i look at,
    b) Should i buy a new case
    c) my case only takes 80mm fans, should i get more?
    d) should i upgrade my PSU
     
  2. Andy298

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jun 2006

    Posts: 847

    Location: Macclesfield

    All depends on how much you want to spend. If you just want to bring CPU temps down and keep it cheap then I'd go for the Arctic Freezer 64. If you're gonna be overclocking then go for the Scythe Ninja Plus. Obviously if you've got the cash then go for water cooling.
    As for cooling the case, well if I remember rightly, you can fit 2 80mm extraction fans at the back on that case. Go for the Ultra Quiet Akasa's if you're gonna add more fans though.