How will the stock Intel cooler perform?

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


Thanks in advance,
Maroc.
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  2. Maroc said:
    I was just wondering... Is a good overclock achieveable using just the stock cooler with an E7200 chip?

    Thanks in advance,
    Maroc.


    Not really, as far as I've heard. Get yourself a Xigmatek HDT-S1283.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003&Tpk=HDT-s1283
  3. stay away from stock coolers. They are serious junk. Kinda sad actually, just make sure your cooler will fit properly on your motherboard.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. :)
  6. 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,
    Maroc.
  7. So wouldnt that mean the same for the E7200 seeing as they have the same cooler, stock clocks and their both 45nm.. o_O


    Maroc.
  8. 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.
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