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How will the stock Intel cooler perform?

Last response: in Overclocking
May 23, 2008 10:10:19 PM

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

Thanks in advance,
May 23, 2008 10:19:11 PM

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May 24, 2008 3:12:50 AM

stay away from stock coolers. They are serious junk. Kinda sad actually, just make sure your cooler will fit properly on your motherboard.
May 24, 2008 3:41:50 AM

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.
May 24, 2008 3:55:39 AM

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. :) 
May 24, 2008 11:01:56 AM

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,
May 24, 2008 11:27:57 AM

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

May 24, 2008 12:24:09 PM

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.