Originally Posted by DaveLT
The real difference between the two heatsinks. i3 on the left and i7 on the right
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The copper one i've seen i7s normally run 70-80c full load. Or even worse
Both my 2120 and 2600k came with copper core heat sinks.
Here's my i3 heat sink;
Only ones I've seen with aluminum core ones is my 2120T and Celeron, both rated at a much lower TDP though. I'd take a picture of them, but they're kind of being used at the moment. This one needed to be cleaned really good anyways so didn't mind taking it out. Over a year running and well, it wasn't pretty.
Temperature definitely is an issue though, I can get away with it because I use it in a computer that acts as my own Arch Linux repository and doesn't do much but download files and compile a few things. If doing any gaming or heavy work, then aftermarket is always a good idea.Edited by Shrak - 10/17/13 at 11:18am