How will the stock Intel cooler perform?

Maroc

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I was just wondering... Is a good overclock achieveable using just the stock cooler with an E7200 chip?


Thanks in advance,
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smbergie200

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stay away from stock coolers. They are serious junk. Kinda sad actually, just make sure your cooler will fit properly on your motherboard.
 

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While yes stock coolers are not that good, if you arnt going to overclock or anything they work just fine. But of course, you asked if you can get a good overclock on a stock cooler. The answer to that is no.

aevm recommended a really good cpu cooler, especially for that price.
I recommend it.
 

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Intel's 45nm CPUs come with a half height all aluminum fan that's not much good for running at anything other than stock speeds. The cooler that aevm linked to looks good. :)
 

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My bad. I overestimated the ability of the cooler. Anyways, I'll just go back to getting the Xigmatek then.


Thanks for all the help,
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Maroc

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So wouldnt that mean the same for the E7200 seeing as they have the same cooler, stock clocks and their both 45nm.. o_O


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I have an e7200 at 3.8G - 1.31v. It never exceeds 57c. That was while using prime95. I am cooling with a Thermaltake Golden Orb 2. I know it isnt a great cooler, but i new the 45nm e7200 would be very cool, so why have a loud expensive cooler. I dont even hear my CPU's heat sink fan. But i am still 32c idel and usually 53c playing COD4 at max.

my point is, you dont need an expesive cooler for the e7200. The stock may be ok with low OCs. I would suggest getting a brand name $20 quality HS, but the stock cooler may work.

keep an eye on your temps, watch HWmonitor or coretemps for a couple of days.