Weekend Open Forum: Do you use a custom cooler?

By Matthew
Jul 15, 2011
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  1. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 810   +18

    I don't overclock so I use the stock cooler. I'd like to hear of horror stories of leaky water coolers.
  2. aspleme

    aspleme TechSpot Member Posts: 51

    38 Degrees Celsius is just a hair over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. You're telling me you run your computer in a room that's over 90 degrees?
  3. aspleme

    aspleme TechSpot Member Posts: 51

    Okay, so I didn't realize the reply function would put the comment all the way at the end... this was in response to the guest earlier who said, "I have an i5-2500k @ 4.0Ghz with a H70, and it idles around 38-40 Celsius in a room that?s about 7-10 degrees cooler then that."
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,032   +69

    No Custom cooler needed, simply because I never OC any thing. :eek:
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    Yes!!...but Don't you need one with the weather in Canbritnorealand? :p:D
  6. Seraphim401

    Seraphim401 Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    Cooling my i7 950 with a Silver Arrow.Love it.
  7. only thermal paste i put.
  8. no..
    stock is fine.. phenom II x6
  9. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,648   +51

    My computer has not had trouble running any game at max settings since I built it 2 years ago. So its not over clocked. Click on my system specs for details. I use the stock cpu fan and added a very strong back fan 120mm, the case came with 2 240 mm fans. I also added a pcie fan below my video card. The fans I added were 10$ or so each. I do regret not getting some sort of after market cpu fan or liquid cpu cooler. Simply because it gets to loud while playing games. I live in Arizona in the second hottest place in the USA only 2nd to death valley. My computer never over heats. Yes I have ac but I notice a huge difference in temperatures from summer to winter.
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    The stock cooler that shipped with my AMD hex core was so damn loud it was deafening. I was forced to get an aftermarket cooler which is extremely quiet.
  11. Meteorix

    Meteorix Newcomer, in training

    Hyper 212+ over Corei7-870

    The temps are 27°C around IDLE and at FULL 42°C

    I do not recommend stock cooler with QuadCores at all unless You buy a SandyBridge.
     
  12. Amd Athlon II X2 240@2.8Ghz, agressively undervolted:
    2.8Ghz@1.0875Volts
    0.8Ghz@0.825Volts
    Perfectly stable, temperatures with stock cooler from an old Athlon X2 3800+(which is bigger than what you find now in the retail package for my proc) vary from 25-27 degrees in idle and 33-34 degrees in full load.So no need for liquid fancy cooling.
  13. I use a Thermaltake Silent 1156 for my Sandy Bridge i5-2400 @ stock. I have a Corsair Hydro H50 waiting for me back home, 2 hours away ($39 Best Buy sale last week) so that will replace the Thermaltake cooler.
  14. I ever use stock cooler and have overclock my PCs.

    Last two:

    1. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2510 MHz @ 2989 Mhz (inc 19%) 35°C idle, and
    2. AMD Phenom II X3 720 2800 @ 3500 (inc 25%) 35°C idle too.

    How do you see ?
  15. "38 Degrees Celsius is just a hair over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. You're telling me you run your computer in a room that's over 90 degrees? "

    If his room is 10 degrees cooler, or 28 Degrees Celsius, that would make his room 82.4 Fahrenheit, which would be about right in a lot of places in Southern California summertime, and some homes that I know, who knows where he lives. I prefer it a cool 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit, any more than that, I don't understand people here.

    My 6 year old system, running with an Athlon FX-55, runs at 34 degrees Celsius at the moment with a monster Scythe Ninja on top. With the old discarded stock cooler it would run at 52-55 degrees Celsius at idle temperatures.
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,316   +116

    IMO, this should be a poll. I'm interested in the statistics.
  17. Omnislip

    Omnislip Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    Welcome to the e-peen battle.
  18. aspleme

    aspleme TechSpot Member Posts: 51

    Good point... I was leaving myself in Fahrenheit to perform operations, but if he's anywhere other than America, he's likely to think of temperatures in Celsius for his environment as well as his computer.
  19. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 470   +47

    Always

    Running a Phenom x3 @ 3,7ghz with a Zalman Flex with 2 coolermaster Xtraflo fans and i haven't seen it go above 38 degrees while running prime,idles about 25\26.
    I have a Zalman GV1000 on my Gigabyte 6850 and the peak temp i've seen is 57 on a warm day running furmark,idles about 31\32.
  20. Yes, an old Freezer 64 PRO with Athlon II X4 620 @3,5GHz 1,45V. Idling a bit over 30 degrees (depends on outside temperature), prime-stress temperature is under 60. Most games warms cpu to temp between 40-50 deg.
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    If you talk to some folks in India, Western Australia, that is not so uncommon.

    If some people are using this thread for Heatsink shopping and are confused......we have some people here using the 'core' temperatures and some using the 'CPU temp' readouts, which are drastically different.
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,350   +821

    Some us don't have parents to pay the air conditioning expenses. I think the computer needs to suffer right along with the operator.

    You expect your mail delivered in 100 degree weather.

    You expect your car to take you where you want to go in 100 degree weather.

    You expect a water main break to be fixed in 100 degree weather.

    You expect people to work around pizza ovens and fast food lines in 100 degree weather.

    So if you have a box the can't hack a 90 degree room, buy or build one that can. 'Cause frankly, the computer isn't on any social entitlement list I'm aware of.
  23. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I'm still running all stock cooling, and it seems to work well enough for me. I don't really do any O.C. to my system tho.
  24. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 Newcomer, in training Posts: 66

    I'm running my i5 2500k at 4.8ghz w/ a H50 and a pair of Gentle Typhoons :)
  25. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I use a CoolIt E.C.O. which I won in a contest they ran last summer. Because I'm using a modified G5 case, the cooler does not have a dedicated fan, but instead is hung from the two 92mm exhaust fans. The setup has not increased CPU temps at all, even though the fans only run on 5V. Here's a pic without the CPU cover:

    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6521/p4080820.jpg


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