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I was thinking about getting a cooler for my CPU.. my ambient temps are from 25-27º C with the stock heatsink ... should i even bother getting one?
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post #2 of 20
Ambient = air temp.

What are your idle/load temps?
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post #3 of 20
What are your current idle and load temps?

Ambient is only room temps.
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post #4 of 20
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lmao oops... idle/26º load/30ºc
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post #5 of 20
If my temps were that low with just the stock cooler, I'd stick with the stock cooler, alas my temps were not that low so I went with a TT120.

What program you using to check the temps?
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post #6 of 20
to put it simple. no. don't bother.
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post #7 of 20
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im using everest.. yea i didnt think so.. it was worth askin you guys anyway.
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post #8 of 20
30C load? Running what load program? ORTHOS, Prime95, OCCT?
    
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by anurevolution View Post
lmao oops... idle/26º load/30ºc
Don't think so. No air cooler can have a delta of 4C. You aren't loading the core near 100%.
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post #10 of 20
My thoughts exactly. Use OCCT or Orthos to stress it for 15 minutes, then check temps with CoreTemp or SpeedFan.
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