Originally Posted by zedman3d
Opening 10 applications is not load. Intel Burn In / Prime95 etc is considered load.
Do it and then we will see.
I don't believe I ever claimed it to be load. I don't believe those apps have linux versions, though, so I can't run them as benchmarks. I have had the cpu under considerible stress before, though, running multiple gcc and g++ compilers and the temperatures were still low and well within acceptable margins.
There's nothing wrong with the intel cooler I have. Maybe some stock coolers are crap, but this one works well enough for my needs, and I wouldn't consider it worth it to spend the extra money on new paste/cooler.