CPU LGA775 Cooler

Hey there,

i hav an intel Q9550 which i'd want to mildly overclock. Will i need an aftermarket cooler or am i fine with the stock intel 45nm cooler?

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  1. depends how far you push it. For a mild OC at stock voltages, you may be able to stick with stock.

    Try it, run prime95, and watch your temperatures. TJMAX is 71.4C. Try to keep below 60C
  2. Best answer
    If you are only going to push the CPU to a 10% - 20% overclock, you can probably get away with using the stock cooler. For anything more than that you will need better cooling. Here are three under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
    Xigmatec Dark Knight

    I've added this one, because it is starting to get really popular:
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

    They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
    Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
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