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Should you use good cooler on non OC PC?

Poll Results: Should you need good cooler for gaming and not OCing?

 
  • 81% (26)
    Yes
  • 18% (6)
    No
  • 0% (0)
    I don't know
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post #1 of 23
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Do you need good cooling for gaming even you do not OC?
 
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post #2 of 23
i said yes just to cover the bases. when you mention gaming, there are games that use less of the cpu than others and won't stress the cpu and heat it up. a stock heatsink is fine.

but honestly i believe it comes down to what temps are you getting on the cpu you are using. if you see temps getting 75+c (for an intel) you may want to consider getting an inexpensive CM 212+. however some folks think nothing of hitting 85c . . .
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post #3 of 23
I think so. It gives you better temps and reduces the noise a lot compared to stock. I don't have my cpu oc'd (yet) and I just enjoy the silence and very low temps thumb.gif
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post #4 of 23
No, everything has been engineered and tested already. You can improve on it for sure, but its a waste of money IMHO.
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post #5 of 23
As long as your case cooler properly stock cooler is all you need. I use aftermarket because they are quieter more than because they cool better.. unless I'm overclocking.. and 2 out of 3 computers are overclocked. biggrin.gif
post #6 of 23
Some coolers are capable of cooling a stock clocked CPU to very respectable temps without even using the fan they come with. My Q6600 ran at 70C with a broken fan @ 3.2ghz for months.

I would consider this well worth it for low to no noise.
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post #7 of 23
C2D-C2Q stock coolers are quiet BUT SB coolers are very noisy if you just put a small load on them

A cheap heatsink will do (Make sure it's at least 130W-capable of dissipating) like a Thermalright TRUE or a Hyper 212
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post #8 of 23

I first got into OC'ing because my stock cooler was noisy. Then I discovered my Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 was also noisy. So I got a good heatsink, which led to the capacity to overclock, which led to . . .

 

A high quality heatsink means you never have to worry about temps.

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post #9 of 23
I'd say it's just personal preference. The stock cooler is designed to be sufficient for stock clocks. However, if you want to run with extra low temperatures you can always go for an aftermarket cooler. I run a Corsair H50 on my stock i7 870 for daily use and love it. It's quiet and keeps the CPU below 60C at 100% load all year round (aside from a few mutant days here in Aus where it gets into the mid 40s range).
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post #10 of 23
well not a good cooler but I'd use an average one on non OC PC. It would keep the temperature low and less noise from fan in the odd time the pc runs at full load.
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