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Intel i3-530 stock cooler good

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July 13, 2010 1:14:19 PM

Is the stock cooler on the intel i3-530 any good as I'd rather not have to buy a separate cooler but I will if the intel one is bad. I don't plan on overclocking the Processor
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July 13, 2010 1:17:39 PM

If you don't plan on overclocking (or only bump it up a little bit) that stock Intel CPU cooler will work fine.
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July 13, 2010 1:58:41 PM

its a good cooler but i heard its loud
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July 13, 2010 2:12:18 PM

Depends alot on your room temp. Mine runs in the 50c plus range in the summer when overclocked at 3.67, so I run it at stock. If you want to spend $40 on a better cooler with bigger fan, then you can run the fan at lower rpms keeping the noise down.
July 13, 2010 6:31:46 PM

Thanks for all the replies, noise shouldn't be a problem as my current pc is pretty noisy
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