It would be best if you had a potent motherboard to overclock a processor, but one thing is more important than it. Do you know how much heat your processor makes when you play games on it and where it goes? A CPU cooler dissipates heat from your processor to its heatsink, and one or more fans on it blow air on the heatsinks, making them cool down. This process repeats repeatedly, and you can enjoy an excellent gaming experience on your build.
Now there is something called overclocking, which helps you increase your processor’s performance with a few tweaks in BIOS, and you can enjoy the extra performance. Now the more performance your processor will give and the more heat it will generate, you may need a good CPU cooler for your build. We are here going to discuss that do CPUs come with cooler? If yes, what can be done with them? Can you use these coolers for overclocking purposes? Don’t worry; we are going to answer all these questions.
Do CPU Come with Cooler or Not?
In short, yes, most of the CPUs come with a cooler, which we call a stock cooler. However, there are some exceptions, like a few Intel and AMD processors don’t come with their bundled coolers, which we will discuss.
These coolers are made to run the processor on stock clocks; however, some allow a bit of overclocking. However, if you are looking for some serious overclocking, I suggest you go with an aftermarket cooling solution; depending on your needs, you should go with air coolers or liquid coolers.
Do Ryzen CPUs Come with Coolers
AMD Ryzen CPUs comes with stock coolers which are good enough in performance and you can use them for stock clocks in your builds. The great thing about these coolers is unlike Intel coolers they are aesthetically appealing and some of them have RGB lights on them.
There is a list of AMD bundled coolers and below that you will found what processor comes with which cooler.
- AMD Wraith Prism
- AMD Wraith Spire
- AMD Wraith Spire (No LEDs)
- AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler
|AMD Wraith Prism||AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X|
|AMD Wraith Spire||AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700|
|AMD Wraith Spire (No LEDs)||AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 1500X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 1600|
|AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler||AMD Ryzen 3 3200G AMD Ryzen 5 1400 AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 1300X|
Do AMD CPUs Come with Coolers
To make all this straightforward for our readers, we’ve created two different categories in this blog. The Ryzen CPUs means all of the current generation AMD processors. At the same time, there is a second AMD category in this article which includes all of the processors before the Ryzen series. Yes, they come with stock coolers, too, and they’re what we are going to discuss below.
List of AMD CPUs before the Ryzen series comes with their bundled coolers.
- AMD Wraith Cooler
- Near-Silent 65W
- Near-Silent 95W
- Near-Silent 125W
|AMD Wraith Cooler||AMD FX 8370 AMD FX 6350 AMD A10-7890K AMD FX 8350|
|Near-Silent 65W||AMD Athlon X4 970 AMD A12-9800 AMD A6-9500E AMD Athlon X4 940 AMD A12-9800E AMD Athlon 200GE AMD A6-9550 AMD A10-9700E AMD A10-9700 AMD A8-9600 AMD Athlon X4 950 AMD A6-9500|
|Near-Silent 95W||AMD A8-7670K AMD Athlon X4 870K AMD A8-7650K AMD A10-7860K AMD Athlon X4 860K AMD Athlon X4 845|
|Near-Silent 125W||AMD A10-7870K AMD Athlon 880K|