9 months ago
I am planning to overclock the Ryzen 5 2600 and I wondered if I could overclock it with the stock cpu cooler that comes with it or if I need to buy another cooler.
There is minimal headroom left on the stock Stealth with the 2600 you might be able to squeeze out 50-100mhz over normal boost clocks if you manually set the fan to 100% all the time but that really depends on the chip as well.
You would be better off getting an aftermarket model or just getting a 2600X/1700 which comes with a better cooler anyway.
Thank you, I will look at some coolers. Do you have any suggestions?
My friend is doing fine with a 2600X stock cooler
2600X comes with the Wraith Spire not the Stealth the 2600 comes with.
I know, it's still a good experience with a stock cooler though
For the Spire Yes.
Stealth is a Intel stock heatsink with a ducted fan.
Still, a good experience with an AMD stock cooler
Going with a R5 2600 myself and also planning to OC. From what I have gathered over the months is the stock cooler for the 2600 is not that great for OC so I went with the Cryorig M9a (I am going itx).
There are others (not sure what size of case/MB you going) but the M9a does not interfere with the RAM area so you can use whatever ram height you want without the fan/cooler getting in the way.