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Old 11-25-2008, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is is necessary to buy a CPU cooler if you are going to overclock a little?

I plan on building my new system soon and I want to overclock, but is it really necessary to buy a aftermarket cooler if I am just going to overclock a little, or can I just use the stock cooler one that comes with it? I am going to get an E7300.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I don't know how good a e7300 stock cooler is but I overclocked my old amdx2 2.0ghz to 2.8ghz on a stock cooler with no problems. So I would say it depends on the chip and how far you want to go. Thing is once you overclock your probably want to push it more because its easy and a higher clocked chip with a better cooler can run as cool or cooler than a lower clocked chip with a stock cooler.

Plus you can get some decent coolers cheap. I got my hsf for $2 after rebate
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nice, so I guess I will get one.
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Better safe than sorry. Personally I would rather spend 10 dollars on the extra thermal paste and OEM fan then spend 50 - 100 dollars on a new processor because you fried it.
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Better safe than sorry. Personally I would rather spend 10 dollars on the extra thermal paste and OEM fan then spend 50 - 100 dollars on a new processor because you fried it.
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Oh yeah ok, I will get one. Can you guys recommend me thermal paste and a fan that are together not over $20?
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i dunno..i say if you don't move the voltage the default fan would be okay..considering the temps won't raise that much until you start to raise voltage
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And Arctic Silver is one of the highest recommended pastes.Just don't go overboard with it. A spot the size of a BB or a matchhead spread evenly. Too much is as bad as none at all.
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And Arctic Silver is one of the highest recommended pastes.Just don't go overboard with it. A spot the size of a BB or a matchhead spread evenly. Too much is as bad as none at all.
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Thats a brand I haven't seen before. Is it really good?
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