• Just Bought a Phenom II 940, Need Some Tips
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Hello again. On a whim I just bought a new 940 from Newegg after seeing the price had dropped. [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471[/url] I will be running it on the stock fan it comes with and I am wondering what type of results people have gotten from trying to overclock it. I currently have a Phenom I 9600 and it doesn't overclock very well. This will be my first 3 ghz stock processor. Yay! By the way next week I will be wanting to buy a CPU cooler to get maximum overclocking performance. Any recommendations? (By the way I have an Asus M3A32-MVP motherboard)
Depending on your budget, the Freezer 64 is a great cooler. The 940 is a great overclocker, by the way.
[QUOTE=Prismatex;16023696]Depending on your budget, the Freezer 64 is a great cooler. The 940 is a great overclocker, by the way.[/QUOTE] My budget is about $70 and I am happy to hear that :)
If you've got $70, consider a TRUE or Prolimatech Megahalems.
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 was awesome. It's cheap as hell too.
try the sunbeamtech core-contact freezer.
I'm game for getting a great cooler for low price, just cause I have $70 to spend doesn't mean I will. I do want to get the most I can out of air cooling, though.
The Core-Contact Freezer is a nice cooler, as well as the Freezer 64. You get what you pay for.
here. 120mm [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004[/url] or 92mm [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207006[/url]
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029[/url]
Does anyone here have a 940 that has overclocked it? Results?
[url]http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3492&p=10[/url] Most reviews have overclocking results.
[QUOTE=Prismatex;16027784][url]http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3492&p=10[/url] Most reviews have overclocking results.[/QUOTE] Thanks. Really good information there. 3.9ghz on stock fan :D
You have it at 3.9 on stock cooling? HOW HOT IS IT?
Yea, it's gotta be running shit hot.
I mean, they were overvolting it over at Anand.
By the way guys I might as well post here, if I wanted to buy a new case for <$200 what would you recommend? I am not looking for show offy things like lights. I am looking for a well constructed feature packed case. Cable management, good airflow, lots of space, etc are some things I am looking for.
HAF 932. caps
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160[/url] [editline]04:28AM[/editline] dam you
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That is quite a sexy case.
And it's a great performer.
[QUOTE=Prismatex;16031174]And it's a great performer.[/QUOTE] The HAF dropped my GTX 295's temps by about 8 C. Which is good considering it'd hit 93 C in Crysis before I got scared and closed the game.
Yeah, it cools really well.
And IIRC someone on here has changed the fans to green and has a super-fast green HAF. Not sure who it is, though.
I like the hint of red on the front. My current case literally lights up my room. I hate it. There are shadows from the fan grills on my wall.
Yeah the red is cool on that one. When you get it tell us how well it runs for you. I ahev been wanting to get a 930 but I don't have the money :(
[QUOTE=Smoot;16038240]I like the hint of red on the front. My current case literally lights up my room. I hate it. There are shadows from the fan grills on my wall.[/QUOTE] The one thing I'm not a fan of about the HAF are the power/HDD lights. So fucking bright.
Sweet, it comes today. I'll take photos of the install.
Be careful with the thermal grease.
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