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Old 10-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default AMD 8150 vs AMD 8120

The 8150 clocks out at 3.6 GHz and I was told that it does not need a liquid cooler if it isn't overclock. So if I take the 8120 and it clocks at 3.1 GHz and I overclock it to 3.6 GHz to make it look like a 8150 would I need a liquid cooler?
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD 8150 vs AMD 8120

I would never overclock on a stock cooler. While you might not need a liquid cooler, I would certainly go for a high performance air cooler.
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Default Re: AMD 8150 vs AMD 8120

I'm tempted to say get neither: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
which will blow away the 8150
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The 8120 is a 125W heater, so you'll need a very good cooler to clock it up to 8150 speeds. Check out the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E or the Noctua DH-N14
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