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Linkworld Electronic LLC FAN-12-Blue 120mm Blue LED Case cooler
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Quiet and Pretty. Just the way I like em. 11/28/2014

This review is from: Linkworld Electronic LLC FAN-12-Blue 120mm Blue LED Case cooler

Pros: Still working since early 2013. Moves air, looks pretty, and is pretty quiet. What more can you really ask of a fan?

Cons: Doesn't buy me lunch.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cheap, Fast, Does what it's supposed to do and looks good doing it. What more can you ask for. Been in my computer since early 2013 and no problems. Will stick with G. Skill.

Cons: I had to buy this for the wife's computer and not my own.

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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Overclocks very very well! I must have got lucky.
I paired it w/ an ASRock Fatil1ty 990FX Killer.
Stock cooler performs fine if you have a case with good airflow. I used stock cooler w/ stock thermal paste.
Don't overclock right off the bat, give your thermal paste time to set in.
Got mine to 1.1750V @ 3.5 GHz for the 1st week.
Idles @ 9 deg C & 41 deg C under 100% load prime95 overnight.
Once I found my low end voltages I wanted to see the high end potential of this chip.
The chip thermally limited me :(
1.3750V @ 4.2 GHz got to 60 deg C in ~10 mins under 100% load in Prime95 where I immediatly ended the test.
I did another twenty10-min tests to ensure stability.
Windows Experience Index (WEI)
Showed 7.7 stock & 7.8 O.C.
I attempted to lower voltage to 1.3650 V but got error in Prime95 after ~5 mins.
Don't really need aftermarket cooler unless you'll be doing some major data crunching or have a case w/ bad airflow.

Buy this + a 140-200 watt MoBo Now for some sweet performance now.
Save some money.
Buy a really nice aftermarket Air/water cooler in ~2-3 years.
Get your chip to 4.7 GHz.
Spend that $$ you saved and get ur signicifant other something special and hopefully get a happy ending!
WIN WIN!

I haven't heard of anyone unable to get this thing over 4.7 with a good aftermarket cooler.

Cons: Runs hot at stock MoBo settings.
Was freezing and throttling when I first got it.
I installed windows updates and that seemed to fix it.
I find turbo to be useless.
Chip cannot handle high temps I believe 61 deg C is MAX.
The chip thermally limited me @ 1.3750V @ 4.2 GHz w/ stock cooler but I'll take free performance.

Other Thoughts: I was really worried I made a mistake when I first bought this thing as it was running HOT, was throttling at stock speeds, and I was getting intermittant freezes. After all my windows updates were installed, the freezing stopped. Manually calibrating the voltages fixed my heat and throttling issues. Remember DO NOT DISABLE throttling you are taking a gamble there.

Careful on which MoBo you pair w/ this as this chip has killed a few. Buy a MoBo that supports at least 140W to give yourself some overclocking headroom.
With some Arctic Silver @ a good aftermarket cooler this thing should easily hit 4.5 GHz @ 1.40 V and probably higher since people run this thing @ 1.55V.Great chip to get if your on a Major Budget but DO NOT CHEAP OUT on a mobo. This chip can go MUCH higher just save $$ for a nice

Azza Solano
AMD 8320 FX
ASRock Fatil1ty 990FX Killer
XFX Radeon 5850 1GB
G. Skill Ripjaws 4GBx2
Kingston 120GB SSD

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Display Name: Peter B.

Date Joined: 05/18/05

  • Reviews: 18
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  • First Review: 11/25/10
  • Last Review: 02/04/14
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