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i've just bought a phase changer for my CPU

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well i sort of got fed up of my AMD phenom iix2 CPU reaching dangerous temps so i decided to buy a Phase changer, if you dont know what one is, google it.

have i just done something i'll regret? considering i dont overclock *cough*damage*cough* my CPU. just want my fan to shut up.

also consider the fact i've just blown over £500 to buy one.

so waddya think?

incase you're still wondering what i'm babbling on about, i've basically just bought a fridge for my computer.

Edited by zeealice

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Don't know much about AMD cpu's but I've got an old P4 3.6 that has seen temps higher than that many times during gaming and it's still going strong. :yes:

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Sounds like overkill to me. You could buy a half dozen spare CPUs for that much...According to the specs on the AMD web site, the max operating temperature for the Phenom II x2 is 70, so you're fine if it's maxing out at 62.

EDIT: Linky! http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=715&f1=&f2=&f3=&f4=&f5=&f6=&f7=&f8=&f9=&f10=&f11=&f12=

Edited by MeanMF

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thanks guys i ended up cancelling the order anyways, i would have had to run my PC open all the time it's more trouble than it's worth

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What's the ambient temperature of the room? If you're not running air conditioning (at least a little) then you might want to think about it.

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i figured it out. finally. it was lack of thermal paste on the heat sink, now the maximum temp is 40 degrees, big jump, but for the better.

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well in general it's $3 or the £ equivilent, but AMD sent me a new fan for free, that was quite noisy but it's thermal paste stuck to the old batch. meaning when i put my old fan back in, the results where amazingly quieter, and better. i'll remeber to buy thermal paste next time though. save AMD and myself time.

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