View Full Version : Anyone redering with a 6 or 8 core AMD cpu?

03-01-2012, 06:54 AM
Just curious how much cooling these need? I plan on running a separate instance of LWSN to push each core to the max. My current case (with older cpu) is a micro atx box. I'm wondering if I would need a liquid cooler for the cpu or if moving up to a mid-tower with lots of fans would work best to control heat?

I wont be overclocking.

03-01-2012, 07:33 AM
ive got the 6 core t1090... temps are great. AMD in my experience always run slightly hotter than intel, but also have a higher tolerance... admittedly I do have a ridiculous 8 inch heatsink sat on mine atm... but any of the higher quality/larger standard coolers should be fine, no liquid cooling needed.

03-01-2012, 07:44 AM
I concur, I bought the 1100 recently and am very pleased. I use the heatsink that comes with and temps never reach more than 65-ish even though the cpu is somewhat overclocked.


03-01-2012, 09:03 AM
sorry yes... 1100T Ive got, not 1090.

I should also have mentioned the MAIN reason I got the stupid big heatsink was for reasons of sound, not cooling. (HUGE fan)

03-01-2012, 09:27 AM
AMD Phenom II 1055 4.2HGz, Thermalright Archon (two TY-140 PWM fan's)