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Do I need to change the included CPU cooler/heatsink of my Intel i5 3470?

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May 28, 2014 7:27:32 AM

hey guys help me do I need to change it or not?

I'm planning a gaming PC will the included CPU cooler/heatsink will be fine?
Thanks in advance

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May 28, 2014 7:35:21 AM

The stock cooling that comes with a processor will be fine unless you overclock, in which case you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler.

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June 4, 2014 3:31:25 AM

bit late to the party but I'll add my two cents :)  I have an i5 3470 as well, not OC'd, and with the stock cooler it would never hit it's turbo freq (3.6GHz). I picked up a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for not very much and it works a charm :)  Not sure where you're based so I'll put a couple of Amazon links to it :)  Also note that this cooler is BIG, so you'd have to do some measurements on your case to see if it fits. (it fits mine well, mines a Zalman Z11 so if you have that you'll be fine :) )

US: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d...

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-...

Hope this helps :) 
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June 5, 2014 5:10:53 AM

CGurrell said:
bit late to the party but I'll add my two cents :)  I have an i5 3470 as well, not OC'd, and with the stock cooler it would never hit it's turbo freq (3.6GHz). I picked up a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for not very much and it works a charm :)  Not sure where you're based so I'll put a couple of Amazon links to it :)  Also note that this cooler is BIG, so you'd have to do some measurements on your case to see if it fits. (it fits mine well, mines a Zalman Z11 so if you have that you'll be fine :) )

US: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d...

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-...

Hope this helps :) 


Hi, thanks for your answer but I have one more question.
I am planning to buy Cooler Master GEMINI II S524 and I consider my budget also
Is this sufficient to hit its turbo freq.(3.6GHz) as you said.? or it is fine?
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June 5, 2014 5:19:50 AM

RNZM said:
CGurrell said:
bit late to the party but I'll add my two cents :)  I have an i5 3470 as well, not OC'd, and with the stock cooler it would never hit it's turbo freq (3.6GHz). I picked up a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for not very much and it works a charm :)  Not sure where you're based so I'll put a couple of Amazon links to it :)  Also note that this cooler is BIG, so you'd have to do some measurements on your case to see if it fits. (it fits mine well, mines a Zalman Z11 so if you have that you'll be fine :) )

US: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d...

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-...

Hope this helps :) 


Hi, thanks for your answer but I have one more question.
I am planning to buy Cooler Master GEMINI II S524 and I consider my budget also
Is this sufficient to hit its turbo freq.(3.6GHz) as you said.? or it is fine?


Just read a couple of reviews on Amazon for that cooler, I can't guarantee anything in terms of hitting turbo, but a guy on amazon said he had an 8-core AMD processor at full load, only hitting 50c which is good :)  let us know how it performs :) 
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