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So I get around 30c on idle (google chrome) but I always see allot of people with upgraded CPU Coolers at 30c with idle. Is it worth upgrading to a New Cooler if my idle is about 30c?

Also, if I get a Silver Arrow will my idles go from 30 to 20? biggrin.gif

Running SC2 I get around 49c.
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post #2 of 8
no they wont drop, idles depend on room ambients, not the size of the heatsink. could park my pc in a 5c room and get 35c overclocked to 4ghz on ibt... but not worth it
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post #3 of 8
Well if you are overclocked you need one. If you don't overclock it isn't necessary. It may lower your idle temp and load temp. But most people who have after market coolers have big OCs so they have higher CPU voltages to get those and thusly their otherwise lower idle temp is raised. If anything when playing Starcraft with an aftermarket cooler you can lower the noise of the stock one. They are much louder. So you can go for quiet or OCing with the aftermarket. But it isn't necessary when running stock clock speeds.
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Idle means nothing, its all about your load temps and if you are ok with those.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauce Boss;14407157 
So I get around 30c on idle (google chrome) but I always see allot of people with upgraded CPU Coolers at 30c with idle. Is it worth upgrading to a New Cooler if my idle is about 30c?

Also, if I get a Silver Arrow will my idles go from 30 to 20? biggrin.gif

Running SC2 I get around 49c.

You just answered your question in the same sentence.

And no, idle wont drop 30>20 lol
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Originally Posted by lightsout;14407235 
Idle means nothing, its all about your load temps and if you are ok with those.

^ +1 Load is what really matters!

Try Prime95 to load test temp check, not SC2.

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Tell us your load temps please smile.gif
    
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Load temps on Prime95 get to about 60c.
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post #8 of 8
You may be getting a little hot, be careful until silver arrow....please.
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