So i run my e8400 on air with the stock cooler with these settings as they are in cpu-z.Attachment 100210
Never have i once felt the need to upgrade from the stock copper core intel HS.
Am i completely off base with the idea "why would i need something better to cool my cpu?" I can get prime95 4.05 stable 24+ hours on this current setup and my temps have never exceeded 56Â°C
I mean i see heaps of people running their e8400's around what i do, give or take, ya know...
and i just don't understand why the heck there is an extra 60 bucks cooling something that is not overvolted severely.
Although the more voltage + water argument is completely understandable for me, i'm just not that hardcore.
I mean seriously, keeping your processor 10 degrees cooler than with the stock heatsink isn't going to greatly expand it's lifetime as long as it's within acceptable voltages, i'd think anyway.
anybody else have thoughts on this?