Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan
This is discouraging for me because I am upgrading to conroe and very worried because I will be using the stock fan/heatsink. I will put on AS5 but still now I am worried because I intend to OC.
I believe most fo the tests for overclocking on the stock HSF were when the assumption was that 85c was acceptable for the C2Ds. I seriously doubt that one can overclock to 3.2Ghz on the stock HSF and be under 55c at full load....unless they live in Greenland and the computer is outside
As always, your experience may vary, and there's no reason not to try it if you need to. However, you can spend very little on an aftermarket cooler and still get marked improvement over the stock HSF. Even an open box Scythe KATANA for about $20 would be a big improvement over stock.......if you truely want to overclock, using the stock HSF is not a good plan.