I'm trying to decide what to do with my cooling situation for my CPU. I have an AMD64 3400+ (Clawhammer) that I'm cooling with a Thermaltake Venus 12 (using arctic silver 5). This thing was supposedly heavy duty and I expected it to cool much better than it does. The fan is loud at max (5500 RPM) and I run it that high when i'm playing games. Even though it's running like that, my CPU temps still go up to 53C under load (I was hoping I could get it lower). When I Oc'ed from 2.2 to 2.4, the temps shot up to 59ish . Anyone know if thats a good amount of cooling for my proc with this fan?
For christmas I was consider getting this, my friend suggested it to me. Quieter and seems to be more efficient.
Will I get better results with this/worth the upgrade? I am planning on OC'ing my CPU, but with this fan, its starts to heat up way too much.