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Replacement for intel stock cooler for i5 6400?

Newblesse Obblige
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My current stock cooler looks like it is going to break if I reinstall it a few more time becasue whenever I reinstall it, it feels like it broken and installing it again doesnt sound right as it feels so flimsy so I am planning to find a new cooler just incase I broke it after I deep clean my PC after 6 months. Should I get a future cooler that can support a stock 6 core CPU(I dont plan to overclock if I ever upgrade) or just get a cheap downdraft cooler?

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4 minutes ago, Newblesse Obblige said:

My current stock cooler looks like it is going to break if I reinstall it a few more time becasue whenever I reinstall it, it feels like it broken and installing it again doesnt sound right as it feels so flimsy so I am planning to find a new cooler just incase I broke it after I deep clean my PC after 6 months. Should I get a future cooler that can support a stock 6 core CPU(I dont plan to overclock if I ever upgrade) or just get a cheap downdraft cooler?

The stock cooler isn't all that flimsy, it can be removed many times... I have removed many.

 

You are turning the black clips and pulling up? They lock in, so you have to make sure to rotate them to the bottom of the arrow (there is an arrow on the top, the direction of the arrow is the locked position, bottom of the arrow is unlocked), pull the tab up, and then remove the cooler. Assume its not broken yet, it should be fine for a long time.

 

If it is broke, any decent cooler would be fine, a 6400 isn't especially hot.

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1 minute ago, LIGISTX said:

The stock cooler isn't all that flimsy, it can be removed many times... I have removed many.

But mine really feels flimsy for some reason. Maybe because if my first removal as I might removed it incorrectly and rashly. I removed it 3 times now if this info is relevant

 

3 minutes ago, LIGISTX said:

Assume its not broken yet, it should be fine for a long time.

I am just afraid if I ever broke while I am cleaning my PC(I remove to cooler for dust build up on the cooler as our place is really dusty for reason). 

7 minutes ago, LIGISTX said:

If it is broke, any decent cooler would be fine, a 6400 isn't especially hot.

What cooler do you suggest? a small tower cooler that has a 80mm fan?

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21 minutes ago, Newblesse Obblige said:

But mine really feels flimsy for some reason. Maybe because if my first removal as I might removed it incorrectly and rashly. I removed it 3 times now if this info is relevant

 

I am just afraid if I ever broke while I am cleaning my PC(I remove to cooler for dust build up on the cooler as our place is really dusty for reason). 

What cooler do you suggest? a small tower cooler that has a 80mm fan?

Blowing the heatsink out is likely enough. Are you seeing high temps before you clean it? If your temps are ok, I wouldn’t worry as much about removing the heatsink to clean it. 
 

But yes, an 80mm tower cooler could be plenty. I advise checking the temps first though. 

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19 hours ago, Newblesse Obblige said:

But mine really feels flimsy for some reason. Maybe because if my first removal as I might removed it incorrectly and rashly. I removed it 3 times now if this info is relevant

Make sure that the plastic pins are fully pushed through and locked into place on the back of the motherboard. 

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if u feel like spending, hyper 212 evo

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On 10/24/2021 at 9:06 AM, WoodenMarker said:

Make sure that the plastic pins are fully pushed through and locked into place on the back of the motherboard. 

yeah, i double check it by checking if there is a resistance when I turn the cooler like how you open a bottle

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2 hours ago, Newblesse Obblige said:

yeah, i double check it by checking if there is a resistance when I turn the cooler like how you open a bottle

That's one way to check but it may be hard to tell if a single pin isn't fully pushed through.

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The i5-6400 has a TDP of 65W and runs cool overall.  I used a Gammaxx 300 with one for years, and even with the fan well below 1,000RPM under 100% stress load, it never even came close to temperatures that would be considered hot.  The even better Gammaxx 400 is on sale for $19.99 at Amazon right now, and it should do great for you: https://www.amazon.com/DEEPCOOL-GAMMAXX-400-Blue-Compatible/dp/B00JQ2YDCY

Noctua coolers are of course fantastic, but I would only recommend getting one if you have a hotter CPU that really needed the premium level performance.

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