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My “AMD 64 3500+ processor is running a bit warm! I can’t over-clock to more than 2.4Ghz before it over heats. My case is cooled to a pleasant 27oC but i cant get the CPU any lower than 45oC.

Can any one recommend a good heat sink/fan/cooling system for a socket 939 AMD 64?

I’m looking for something affordable (around £30)!

Cheers.

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That's only around £20.74-- right in your price range, isn't it?

But, not to be facetious or anything, but I mean, like Zachary said, you are overclocking it... My first thought response to your question was "Duh!", but I thought that'd be rude. If you're really serious about overclocking your system, you're going to want to invest a little bit of cash into your heatsink. I don't overclock, but I run a Swiftech MCX462-v on my Athlon, and it's about one of the biggest coolers you can get for it. I have OCed it before, and had no trouble heatwise doing so. Swiftech has a 64-bit version of my cooler, but it's pricey, and you have to get a fan for it:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-108-037&depa=0

Depending on your needs, you might want to consider even water cooling it. If you put a big enough fan on that Swiftech (I've got a 92mm Vantec tornado on mine, WAY noisy), you could pull off the same temperatures as water cooling.

Fan full blast on my XP2500 system at 100% load, I can get as low as 37-38C with my Swiftech, and that's right up with my buddy, who's running a Zalman watercooling setup. :cool:

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But, not to be facetious or anything, but I mean, like Zachary said, you are overclocking it... My first thought response to your question was "Duh!", but I thought that'd be rude.

obvioulsy im overclocking it, and thats why its warm, i wasnt asking why it was warm, i was asking if anyone knew any good cooling systems.

I did concider watercooling, because some water systems cool the cpu, chipset, and memory. Water cooling doesnt come cheap though!

Thanks for your ideas anyway, ill check them out...

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