X51 R1 CPU Cooler replacement

sway

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Apr 12, 2012
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Unless it's a aio water cooler, then no your gonna hurt more them help. The original cpu cooler is specially designed for the x51, people have tried and temps have shot through the roof.

tappin from my neXus 5
 

ejohnson

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May 4, 2012
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Mine ran between 47-50c at idle with the stock cooler and new thermal paste.
When I water cooled it, i saw pretty much the same temps... but my water cooler is only a 40mm X 80mm radiator, so its pretty small.

Im actually swapping out my water cooler for the stock heatsink soon.