Question Can I use Pentium G3258 stock cooler with Xeon e3 1231 v3?

Omar1015

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I've bought a xeon 1231 v3 off ebay thats coming soon. I've been using the pentium g3258 with the stock cooler for several years now. Can I use the pentium cooler for the xeon? If I can, I have to remove the old thermal paste from it then put new paste on the xeon right?

prob not needed but current build:https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CGf9Rk
 

mangaman

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Using the pentium cooler on the xeon is a bad idea. That stock cooler that came with the pentium was made for that chip at stock speeds. Using it on the xeon will result in overheating at boost clock speeds and higher than normal idling speeds.

You don't want to risk damaging the xeon chip. It's best to get a cooler that can handle 80w of tdp or more.
 

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