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Retrodactyl
Journeyman III

Can I use the CPU cooler from my 2600 for a 5700x?

Am I able to reuse the stock cooler I have, or will I need a new one?

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zhembree
Adept II

The R5 2600 came with an older Wraith Stealth variant rated for 65w and the 5700x is a 65w TDP chip. It'll work, provided you clean and repaste it correctly. It won't do a great job, but it should run within specs. Honestly, I'd seriously consider buying a new cooler.

cpurpe91
Volunteer Moderator

I have a 5700X and I wouldn't skimp on a decent cooler. You can get a nice one for around 50 USD. This is what cools my 3950X, which usually runs significantly hotter than a 5700X.

https://www.newegg.com/thermaltake-cl-p075-al12bl-a/p/N82E16835106666?Item=N82E16835106666

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Angeluk
Challenger

You probably can, if the sockets match and if the CPU cooler TDP exceeds the TDP of the CPU. But keeping in mind you are dealing with budget CPU`s you shouldn`t have any problems with TDP.

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