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E5200 Stock cooler any good ?

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February 17, 2009 5:24:49 AM

Is the stock cooler which comes with the E5200 any good ? What is the maximum overclock that can be reached wit it ???
February 17, 2009 6:34:24 AM

I had mine up to 3.6ghz on stock, with temps reaching high 70s in prime, 55-65 in games, 37 idle, but that was with case open and in fairly chilly room
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February 17, 2009 6:40:27 AM

hmm...so it should do 3 at normal conditions...provided its a good chip...heard u get chips nt so overclock friendly ? is tat right???
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February 17, 2009 11:23:04 AM

It should do 3ghz without breaking a sweat, and im sure there will be more than that even on stock cooling. Just monitor your temeratures, try not to exceed 70 under full load in Prime. As for OC ability of the chip, its one of the most "overclockable" ones Ive seen lately, especially considering the price.
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June 23, 2009 10:36:28 PM

70 deg ??? that is waaay to high. Try to keep it under 60-65 when running prime.

I bought E5200 with stock cooler and removed thermal compound that is preapplied on cooler and put a really fine, thin layer of AS5 paste on CPU.

I am running my E5200 on 3515MHz (10,5x335), 1,26V. Asus P5Q PRO motherboard. It reaches maximum of 58-60 deg when running prime, below 50 in games.

So my suggestion: lower the voltage bacause auto setting overestimates it and apply a thin layer of some good paste between cpu and cooler.
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June 23, 2009 11:06:46 PM

I didnt quite answer your question:
stock cooler is ok. you will not fix anything with a better cooler if you do not apply a thermal compound correctly. Preapplied paste on cooler is applied wrong: too thick, some cheap paste and it does not cover whole cpu.

I think that 4Ghz is doable on my configuration (cpu temp below 65 when running prime).
July 1, 2009 8:19:39 PM

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70 deg ??? that is waaay to high. Try to keep it under 60-65 when running prime.

I bought E5200 with stock cooler and removed thermal compound that is preapplied on cooler and put a really fine, thin layer of AS5 paste on CPU.

I am running my E5200 on 3515MHz (10,5x335), 1,26V. Asus P5Q PRO motherboard. It reaches maximum of 58-60 deg when running prime, below 50 in games.

So my suggestion: lower the voltage bacause auto setting overestimates it and apply a thin layer of some good paste between cpu and cooler.



is the fsb & voltage the only 1s that u changed around with? cuz i have the P5Q-E, and i can't seems to overclock it, it wouldn't start up on other settings, did u leave everything else AUTO?!?
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July 2, 2009 9:06:59 PM

The problem with the AUTO settings is that you have no idea what the BIOS is doing. I leave very few settings on AUTO.
July 8, 2009 12:06:37 AM

I have my e5200 in a small (3.9" x 15.75" x 12.75") HTPC case running at 3.2ghz on stock cooling and keeps my temps below 60C on prime 95.
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