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Is Stock Fan/Heatsink Enough?

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OK, as I have been saying...I'm going to build a moderate gaming computer and have settled on the Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GH as the processor. I have no plans to overclock this system.

I haven't built a computer in several years and was wondering if it has become common place to replace the stock fan/heatsink with an aftermarket one. Do you think that is necessary with this CPU?

Edited by RichieB16, 04 July 2008 - 12:18 PM.

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Stock Coolers are to be used if you should need the three year Intel warranty, otherwise they're null and void.

The stock cooler will be fine but they're not the quietest cooling solutions available. Third-party ones tend to be better, quieter and in some cases easier to apply and get off than the Intel stock coolers.
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