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Old 07-25-2009, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, all my components for my new PC have arrived except the case. When I opened my q9550 quad core I noticed the heatsink/fan that it came with. Is that going to be enough to survive with my ASUS Masimus SE and 2gb of DDR2 800 ram? This is my first official build so I am kinda new. I do not plan on overclocking so will the stock fan/heatsink be ok or should I got aftermarket? I have very small budget if so. Video card will be HD4850 if that matters.

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You should be good on the stock heatsink, they are usually designed for the processor that they ship with, so no worries ^_^

I would check the temps tho when you do get it up and running just to be sure that the stocker is efficent enough for it.

65C is considered a safe temp for the Q9550 cores. 70C is warm, 75C hot.

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the stock will suffice as long as you are not going to overclock. my dad ran the stock crappy intel heatsink on his q9450 for a few months and it ran fine.

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