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upgarde my CPU fan/cooler??

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
hey people i currently have

an i3 3240 @ 3.4 Ghz
GYGABYTE 7870 OC 2GB
8 GB DDR3
XFX Core Edition 550w
1 TB HDD
so on and so on

my CPU fan/cooler is currently stock, do you think it would be a good idea to upgrade this sometime in the near future?

or should will it be ok on stock?

at the moment i am not running my GPU as i am waiting on my PSU getting delivered

so i cant check any temps while on load or anything

just wondering what your thoughts would be?
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post #2 of 5
you should be safe with the stock cooler. since your I3 3240 doesn't have the "k" desigination it signifies that the multiplier is locked and you wont get anywhere when trying to OC, no OC means no real need for additional cooling.
post #3 of 5
No need for an aftermarket cooler on an i3.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB Sony Optiarc DVD RW Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VG248QE Lenovo PS2 Corsair GS800 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400 Roccat Taito onboard 
Other
Kingston Hyper X Cloud headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8 Z77V-LX EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 GSkill Ripjaws X 2*8GB @ 1600MHz, CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate PHILIPS 220E Lenovo PS2 XFX Core Edition Pro 550W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite 430 Logitech G400 Roccat Taito Onboard 
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Easytouch headset 
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Intel Core i5-4460 Gigabyte B85M_D3H rev 2.0 Zotac GTX 650Ti 1GB Crucal Basllistic 2*4GB, 1600MHz, CL9, 1T, 1.5V 
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post #4 of 5
just take care your stock cooling bro
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
cool cool people well this is my first rig so OC at the moment is defo not on the cards

and i know my MOBO doesnt allow it anyway

but aslong as ill be ok with the stock fans im happy with that

only probs i may have is i like bf4 and i know that will bottleneck my CPU

so if anything thats my only concern now lol
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s atapi DVD+RW windows 7 64 bit dell vga and a 46 inch 1080p TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
zoostorm XFX core edition 550w zoostorm zoostorm 
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