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Old 08-02-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Can you use the stock CPU fan?

Hey guys. I wasn't aware that when you buy the CPU it comes with a stock fan. I always thought you had to buy one for it. I'm going to my first build and I wanna make sure that you don't need a CPU fan for it? Do they work fine?

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Old 08-02-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can you use the stock CPU fan?

Stock CPU fans usually work fine as long as your case has decent ventilation and you're not going to be doing any serious overclocking.

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Old 08-03-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can you use the stock CPU fan?

my stock fan with the intel core i7 930 didnt do to good. it idled around 50 degree C and when playing runescape it stayed around 84C. so i bought the CM 212+ and now it idles around 30C OC to 3.0Ghz and max at 53C using prime95. It was using a CM HAF932 case too, so if you was using a small case i say it would be hotter. And the cpu wasnt OC either it was at stock at2.8Ghz.
Intel Core I7 930 OCed to 3.5Ghz
ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard
(3x4Gb) of Kingston 1333Mhz RAM
Corsair 950 Watt PSU
Corsair H70 Cooler
ATI (AMD) 5770 GPU
WD 1Tb black HDD
WD 500Gb black HDD
All in a Cooler Master HAF 932 Case
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