I have had the unfortunate experience of having to RMA my MB. So while it is out I thought it would be the perfect time to get a new heatsink. With the stock PhenomII heatsink, I could not run prime95 as temps would increase too high. In one instance the temp1 got to 78°C. However I have 2 problems in finding a new heatsink.
My board is an mATX. With the stock heatsink I had less that 1 inch from the heatsink and the first ram slot, which has G Skill ripjaws in it, with the higher heat spreaders.
Also, my case is a Rosewill Cruiser. I measured it with the MB removed. I have about 7 inches from the back wall to the front.
The only one I have found that MIGHT fit is the Cooler Master hyper TX3.
It's no the best but all I want is something better than stock and QUIETER. The stock one sounds like a freight train.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.