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Old May 2, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Will the stock cooler be fine? I was told the stock cooler will run at 35 idle and I should be at 25, but I've also been told the stock cooler can OC to 3.3... so confused.

Note: My general question, will my CPU be fine with the stock cooler and no OC'ing.
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Old May 2, 2010, 11:12 PM
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Wouldn't make much sense to ship a CPU with a cooler that can't cool it! It wont work unless there is some defect or anomaly occurring, such as:
-Defective cooler fan (too slow/doesn't work)
-Defective CPU
-Strange setup that prevents almost all air from flowing.

Upgrading the cooler is necessary if you decide to decently overclock or find the stock is too loud.
If you undervolt the stock speeds, it will run even cooler.

HOWEVER I think upgrading upgrading coolers can be one of the more fun things to alter with a pc, as it is very influential in expanding the limits of your performance, though it can be trying at times too.
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Old May 2, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Wouldn't make much sense to ship a CPU with a cooler that can't cool it! It wont work unless there is some defect or anomaly occurring, such as:
-Defective cooler fan (too slow/doesn't work)
-Defective CPU
-Strange setup that prevents almost all air from flowing.

Upgrading the cooler is necessary if you decide to decently overclock or find the stock is too loud.
If you undervolt the stock speeds, it will run even cooler.

HOWEVER I think upgrading upgrading coolers can be one of the more fun things to alter with a pc, as it is very influential in expanding the limits of your performance, though it can be trying at times too.
Yeah I figured that there is no point in shipping a cooler that cant cool it properly at stock levels.. my friend is a jackass for telling me that one.

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Old May 3, 2010, 12:06 AM
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Well, there are probably different opinions on the matter, but I've run stock coolers on hotter chips, overclocked and still kept it going. Not too quietly mind you.
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Old May 3, 2010, 04:54 AM
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intel/amd spend money to engineer there heats sinks it's not a guess. they will work fine for stock.
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Old May 3, 2010, 08:23 AM
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I was able to pull 3.33ghz (seemed to be a very easy sweet spot) on stock cooling on an i5 750 and an i7 860 without much temp issues. But these chips can take a brutal amount of heat before they start to act screwy.
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Old May 3, 2010, 09:14 AM
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You can get some little OC for sure but noise will be in the game. Personally I think that the 30$ price tag of a CM hyper 212+ is worth to get a far better OC with silence. Or you can point to the stock cooler a big and noisy fan like a delta 5000RPM. We have done this at job with the frist I7 we build and we get it at 3.8 with the stock cooler but it was hell of a noise.
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Old May 3, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Alright thanks guys, I'll look into the CM hyper 212+
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