Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55
Bit of a conundrum here. Recently picked up both of these chips on Ebay for a steal. The FX55 chip arrived without a heatsink (for the price I got on this chip I don't blame the seller thats for sure. The 4800 dual core (toledo) came basically unopened with the factory compound still on the bottom of the sink (Heat pipe stock cooler) as it had never been used. Both of these chips will be going into DFI boxes one an SLI rig the other the ultra D non SLI. The SLI rig is currently running an opteron 148 at close to 3ghz, the other non sli is running a 4200X2 at just under 2.5ghz. The 148 opteron in the SLI rig used as my main gaming machine is where the FX55 will be housed is cooled by an XP120, the 4200X2 non sli is running an Artic cooling freezer pro.
Heres the catch when I install the FX55 in my SLI gaming rig I'm kinda at a loss as to which cooling I should use. The 4800X2 came with one of those beautiful heatpipes right outta the box as a cooling solution. I'm not sure whether or not I should use my XP120 on the FX55 or the Dual core 4800X2. I know the operateing voltage of the 4800X2 is 1.3V by default but which one of these chips SHOULD get the XP120 and which should get an Artic Cooling freezer pro or the AMD stock heatpipe sink?
I just want to get a feel for what most of you folks think I should do. The 4800X2 will be folding 24/7 and I've noticed the dual cores get pretty warm when both cores are fully loaded. I want to know before I start tearing stuff down for the CPU swap outs. Neither of these sinks install in a jiffy if you know what I mean XP120 and Artic cooling freese pro. The stock heatpipe of the 4800 looks to be a simple install. Either way I'm not about to undertake either of the installs without removeing the boards from the case as I wouldn't want to risk either board or the new processors.
Thanx in advance for any insight from someone with experience.
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