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Jan 30, 06 at 7:40pm
I find (depending on your environment with heat) the stock heatsink to be suitable up to 1.5vcore for overclocking as the Athlon 64 939s run cool enough and Im sure you will find reviewers/users who use the stock heatsink for overclocking just fine up to those voltages.
Jan 30, 06 at 4:59am
i had a bad experience with svc. the XP-90 is aluminum with a copper core, and the XP-90c is 100% copper. it has to do with heat transfer. copper is better with aluminum right behind it.
Jan 30, 06 at 4:19am
If you don't increase your vcore on the CPU, you don't need to buy a new HSF since there will be no increase in power output in terms of heat.
If you do plan of increasing vcore, then yes, you need a new Heatsink.
As for the XP90, once again, they have them on SALE for 25 bucks at SVC.com.
Jan 30, 06 at 4:13am
Is something like the XP-90 or 90c worth it? I have a socket 754, they run a little hot. Masscool '4500' RPM fan/heatsink, running at 4650+ RPM (+). Overclocked from 2.4 ghz to 2.56 ghz. Max temp hitting 47 but once 51 when the room temp was 80 (economically designed house). My room was hot. Arctic silver 5 thermal paste has kept it 1 degree cooler average so far. Should get better through the break in, if it is true what it claims. Would something better help me any? I know my RAM is a bottleneck, but I like cool temps. My Arctic Cooler Rev. 3 was a huge upgrade, but would an XP-90/90c (explain the difference again) satisfy me?
Jan 28, 06 at 7:14pm
stock hsf is the first thing i replaced. you can probably get away with it for a small oc, but you really should get a new one. for $50 you could get an xp-90 or for $65 an XP-90c...i always recommend that one cause i have it and coupled with an annoying fan it keeps me at around 25C in the winter even with 1.65vcore.
Jan 28, 06 at 6:30pm
I used to OC my athlon 2500+ system to a 3200+ before I got my athlon64 using a thermaltake volcano HSF.
Been about 6 months since i got my athlon64 and I'm craving more speed, what I was wondering was how much OCing can you get done using the standard amd HSF? (yes i realise its not meant for that)
I did try a small overclock a few weeks ago but it fell flat on its face probably due to my Geil value RAM. Now I'm wondering how much I'm gonna have to invest to get some proper OCing done.