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Does anyone know how good the stock Intel heatsink is as I want to overclock my Core 2 Quad. I'm not going to extravagant with the overclock but I would like to push to 3GHz from 2.4GHz. Does anyone have any experience with overclocking on the stock cooler.

asked Aug 02 '11 at 17:49

Ebotman16's gravatar image


i would strongly suggest against overclocking with the default heatsink.

answered Aug 02 '11 at 17:58

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It's recommended you upgrade all stock cooling before overclocking. Upgrading your CPU cooling will enable you to have a quieter work space and it will do more cooling whilst spinning slower, thus far more effective.

From my past experiences this has been the case, stock cooling is never brilliant unless the system is high-end or you custom built it yourself.

answered Aug 02 '11 at 17:52

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The stock Intel heatsink is fine for the CPU it came with if it is kept at STOCK speeds. Anything beyond, the heat sink won't work as well.

answered Aug 02 '11 at 18:18

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get a corsair H100 and you'll push it to way more than that. Providing you know what you're doing that is. . . .

answered Aug 02 '11 at 19:16

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