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What temperatures does this reach with intensive gaming? Planning to upgrade from a duo-core while adding an Aerocool Shark 12cm fan. Enough?

asked on 08 May 2014

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I have recorded it reaching around room temp + 37°C playing Space Engineers which is extremely cpu intensive. Older, less intensive games never take it above room temp + 15°C. I'm currently cooling it with a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2. I hope that helps.
Lily R. A answered on 14 May 2014
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AMD CPU's get much hotter than Intel processors. I would recommend building an Intel PC just for this reason alone. But if you want to go ahead with the AMD CPU I recommend buying a "Freezer" in replacement of the heatsink & fan that comes with any AMD CPU. They cost from 20 UKP to around 60 UKP for the best, but the C… see more AMD CPU's get much hotter than Intel processors. I would recommend building an Intel PC just for this reason alone. But if you want to go ahead with the AMD CPU I recommend buying a "Freezer" in replacement of the heatsink & fan that comes with any AMD CPU. They cost from 20 UKP to around 60 UKP for the best, but the CPU you asked about would only need one costing around 25 UKP.
Please note this is my recommendation, with around 30 years of building made to order PC's mainly for gaming, video producing & 3D rendering sourpusses. Also you will need a good case for air flow, which means a case with cable management & preferably either a tower small or full, to give better air flow.
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AMD CPU's get much hotter than Intel processors. I would recommend building an Intel PC just for this reason alone. But if you want to go ahead with the AMD CPU I recommend buying a "Freezer" in replacement of the heatsink & fan that comes with any AMD CPU. They cost from 20 UKP to around 60 UKP for the best, but the CPU you asked about would only need one costing around 25 UKP.
Please note this is my recommendation, with around 30 years of building made to order PC's mainly for gaming, video producing & 3D rendering sourpusses. Also you will need a good case for air flow, which means a case with cable management & preferably either a tower small or full, to give better air flow.
Hope this helps. :)

R. Dean answered on 08 May 2014
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You'll certainly hear the fan going, but it's not too whiney, so you may be able to live with it, but don't even think about overclocking as this CPU gets hot enough under full load (70c at least). Otherwise you could get a better cooler as suggested, but when idle or under light load then it's fine.
AmazonCustomer answered on 11 May 2014
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