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I'm looking at a 65W Core i5 Sandybridge processor:

Is the stock heatsink/fan included with the unit adequate? If it is adequate, will it be excessively noisy?

I'm not planning on doing any overclocking.

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Intel is betting a 3 year warranty the bundled fan is adequate. – Moab Jun 12 '11 at 20:02
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The stock cooler is actually rather quiet and not noticeable when inside case.
I just build a media PC with that exact i5 for my family room.

Also found this:

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