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Is there is need of extra cooler inplace of stock cooler for intel i5

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February 24, 2012 11:21:15 AM

i just want to know about requirement of cooler for overclocking
to 4.2 ghz
February 24, 2012 11:34:25 AM

4.2GHz is not really big overclock unlike mine at 4.5. I'm using stock coolers and my system Temps are running fine. Partly the reason behind is my GPU Cooler from the MSI Cyclone II's. So in your case, stock coolers are fine if your GPU fan/heatsink can handle it.

Still...just in case you're abit scared of heating, then by all means go ahead and add another cooler.
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February 24, 2012 11:53:10 AM

simranjit1991 said:
i just want to know about requirement of cooler for overclocking
to 4.2 ghz

do not oc on stock cooler.
get a cheap but well performing cooler like coolermaster hyper 212 evo.
@UltimateDeep: i think OP is talking about cpu overclocking, not gpu overclocking (topic says intel i5).
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February 24, 2012 1:14:30 PM

The stock cooler on a SB cpu can handle 4-4.2GHz easily.
Anything above that requires an aftermarket cooler.
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February 24, 2012 1:45:32 PM

I agree that there is no need for aftermarket cooling at 4.2.....but for $28 why wouldn't you? Its good insurance should you ever change your mind and want to go 4.5. Overclocking can be addictive :) .
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