I920 cooling stock vs other Tags: CPUs Overclocking Cooling Intel i7 Last response: January 16, 2010 6:32 PM in CPUs Share sbcharlie January 15, 2010 11:39:58 PM Using a I7 920, not overclocked. The stock cooler ok, or buy an aftermarket one? And if aftermarket, which one? again not overclocking as really just no need. There is an artoicle from 2008 on toms cpu cooling review that stated aftermarket coolers not needed if not overclocking. Also stated 45%, at that time, coolers didnt work or were not worth the cash anyway. any advice? I am going to use artic silver also. More about : i920 cooling stock | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dpaul8 January 15, 2010 11:56:22 PM If you are not overclocking, you do not need an aftermarket cooler. However, I recommend one anyway because the Intel stock heat sink fan is noisy and it has poor performance. For $30 (free shipping) you can pick up a Hyper 212 that does a very good job of cooling your processor, and it is very quiet. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Best regards. | Report abuse blackhawk1928 CPUs Expert January 16, 2010 12:51:42 AM ^Yep or a cooler master V8, v8 has a massive fan and heatsink so you can turn the fan down to minimal speed so its silent and it still cools 10x better then stock cooler However i recommend the hyper 212 plus since its cheaper and lighter. | Report abuse sbcharlie January 16, 2010 6:32:12 PM I appreciate the advice, I will check newegg for a hyper 212 and use that one. thx again. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>I920 cooling stock vs other> Related ressources: ForumHigh value i920 ForumI920 running hot ? ForumI5-750 vs i7-860 (or i7-920) 3+ yrs down the road- which will hold up? Forum2.8 Quad vs . 3.33 Dual. HELP PLEASE ForumI5 vs i7 Feeling ripped off? ForumI know its been beaten to death: phenom ii 955 vs i5 gaming ForumI7 vs Core 2 - Gaming PC - 1000 or less ForumPrime95 BSOD's at stock speeds on i7 920 ForumQuad core vs 8 core ForumSystem for editing HD in Adobe Premiere Forum680 or 7970 3 monitors ForumAMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Q9550 vs i7 920 for TriSLI GTX275's ForumWanted a 3570K but having second thuoughts and thinking about a 2500K ForumFirst time builder - stock cooling ok for this build? ForumI7 3770K vs 3930K ForumI7 920 Motherboard Help ForumWT Build a New Rig ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumCan I use the stock thermal stuff already on my heatsink? ForumStock i7 920 install More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !