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Is a intel stock cooler good enough for gaming?


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:00 PM

I have a intel 4790k Haswell.  It's a newly built computer and usually idles around 30-35 (base on core temp and speccy..  However when I have the program zonealarm and go into a reading manga site, It can spike to 70 and go back down to 40-55.  I made sure the thermal paste was put on correctly (used a metrocard and spread about a half a dime thin layer) and the stock fan, I hear the click and then turn the knobs to lock it in place.  Because of this I didn't start gaming yet,  should I order a better cpu cooler?.



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:00 PM

You could make sure that air flow paths within the unit are clear of obstructions, hampering air flow.  Also isolate the power supply fan by blocking some of the vents between it and the case.



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:46 PM

So I increased the fans and change my cpu cooler to a cooler master evo 212.  My idel stays around 25-30.  When reading manga online without zone alarm, I hot around 30-35.  With zone alarm I get about 35-42 with some spikes to 50-55 which normally last less then a second.  Instead of a second with the stock cooler.  As for the wires, I need those plastic strap things before I can increase by locking down the wires.

 

I used prim95 and stress test the cpu for about 5 or so minutes.  some spikes to 62 but normally stays around 55-60.


Edited by CalusBlade, 10 December 2015 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 12:25 AM

If you would like to overclock your 4790K to gain more performance, I would recommend you to use liquid cooler. 212 Evo is fine if you are not going to overclock.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:43 PM

You know for me the stock cooler does just fine even when gaming with onboard graphics.

I never top 50 degrees Celsius, or 30 degrees when idle.

But I think its because airflow in my case is very good, I have a Raidmax ViperGX II case and I use two top mounted thermaltake DuraMax 9 fans.

its not a icebox but it does seem like for the temps I am getting I see no need for anything other then my stock cooler.


Edited by MadmanRB, 13 December 2015 - 10:45 PM.

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