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Should I get aftermarket cooling.

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Everyone tells me I should get aftermarket cooling, but I think my temps are good enough with stock cooling. I will upgrade to a 6600 or Q6600 when price dropps happen. I know when I get a better CPU I will need aftermarket cooling. Here is an attachment of my temps using Everest. What do you people think. Should I wait til I upgrade CPU of get cooling now? BTW this is @ 3ghz on the cpu.
post #2 of 10
that's a bit high. nothing dangerous, but cause for concern
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that's a bit high. nothing dangerous, but cause for concern
That is under full load for 12 min @ 3ghz. That is still high temps? I thought anything under 50c is good.
post #4 of 10
no, they are fine if you under load, didn't know cause you didn't mention it in the first post.
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post #5 of 10
Well u should use TAT or coretemp to measure temps if you are going to say under 55c is safe.

I think everest is 10-15c colder than TAT so try it out and if its above 55c then there is concern.
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Well u should use TAT or coretemp to measure temps if you are going to say under 55c is safe.

I think everest is 10-15c colder than TAT so try it out and if its above 55c then there is concern.
I cannot use TAT since I have a 3rd party board NOT an intel board. Coretemp reads the same as everest so I use everest cause it shown on my keyboard LCD.
post #7 of 10
TAT can be used for all Intel CPUs not motherboards. It's their other program that is for Intel motherboards only.
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Do max temps vary for model to model? My little bros P4 @ 3ghz hits 65c at max load my dads does to and they dont OC or mess with any thing on there computers.One is a dell 8300 and the othere is a gateway.Both stock.
    
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Yes max temp vary from cpu to cpu. Pentium run hotter than C2D.
post #10 of 10
Getting a after market cooler is better always,if you looking for some extra mhz.
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