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Intel stock cooler question

TheSingingCarrots

2 months ago

How good is it in terms of cooling performance

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

For free it works. That's about the best that can be said for it.

With tower coolers available for $20 that offer better performance then the best stock coolers from either company its best to just budget to replace the stock cooler no matter what CPU/APU your looking at.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooling performance is just OK up ot an 6 core non (H/T) processor but noise goes up on applications that using all available CPU cores.

In general Intel cooler is the bare minimum that Intel offers for just getting a multi core processor up and running without taking to consideration temps and noise levels.

Noise levels wouldn't harm your processor but only your ears perhaps and high temps would also not harm the processor as long as they are under the throttling limit of that processor in question. So 80°C-85°C under load wouldn't make your processor to stop working, but that's the best you can get from an Intel stock cooler anyway.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is it in terms of cooling performance

It does the job. Keep your case clean, do not clutter build, move wires out the way, have intake and exhaust fans. Pretty standard stuff when building a PC. Do this and the CPU will not break down, even under stress. Aesthetically not very pleasing and performance wise there are far better coolers. But if you are in a pinch it will work fine. After all most Store bought PC's come equipped with one and even with the shoddy workmanship that goes into them the PC's still run A-OK.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The main problem with stock coolers if you’re not OCing is that they sound like a jet engine when you put a load on them. Even a basic aftermarket cooler will improve your QoL in this regard.

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