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the cooler is about 75mm high so you prob have about 80mm clearance max by the looks of it.
also whats wrong with a ruler?
the main issue with cooling isnt the cooler. its your case ventilation.
do you have an exhaust fan on your case?
do you have an intake fan on your case?
does your case have adequate room to intake/exhaust?
are you shoving your case in an enclosed area?
is your ambient temperature of your room over 25 degrees?
all of these are contributing to your high temps and should you 'burn out' your cpu because of any of these factors its acutally down to your own fault. and isnt covered by the warrantee. the coolers are made for purpose.
that is by design the high end 125-140w stock cooler used by AMD.
the stock fan with the 955 is a 70mm AVC which at full whack will hit something like 5500rpm and is a little jet turbine (the version that comes with the 955/965 is much louder than the fan that comes with the 940).
i replaced it with a modest 80mm fan which was much quieter and just as cool.
i would take a look at the above and consider your options..
imo if you have good ventilation you wouldnt have a problem.
also you could try enabling cool and quiet in the bios.
just a thought..
why use a high power quad core in a htpc case?
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