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MNaum3
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Product: Core i9-9900 9th Generation launched Q2'19. Does the boxed version (model BX80684I99900) include a heatsink and fan?

The vendor NewEgg.com indicates the answer to be "yes" but other vendors seem to suggest "no."

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LeonWaksman
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Intel® Boxed Desktop Processor (locked version) is shipped with a standard fan heatsink except for the unlocked processors listed here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005940/processors.html

 

Leon

 

MNaum3
Beginner
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Thank you very much. Please forgive my ignorance, but what are the limitations of the locked version? This is for a personal build.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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  1.  Unlocked processors can be Overclocked for faster than factory core speeds, therefore improve the processor performance. Locked processors cannot be Overclocked. Working in Overclocked regime, requires better cooling solution and adequate Power Supply. See more detailed explanation here: https://www.velocitymicro.com/blog/intel-processors-locked-vs-unlocked-processor/
  2. See the list of Intel 9th generation processors. For example i9-9900 is locked processor and i9-9900k has unlocked frequency multiplier
  3. Here you can see more information about overclocking https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/overclocking-intel-processors.html
  4. My personal opinion is that unless you are not heavy gamer and/or you are not looking for breaking records in processor performance, there is no need to overclock the CPU. The locked i9-9900 appears to be very powerful processor.

 

Leon

 

MNaum3
Beginner
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Thanks again, Leon. No overclocking for this non-gamer. The i9 build is going to blow away my 8 year old i3 system. I am guessing that the stock cooler will suffice for most non-gaming applications?

 

Regards,

Marcus

 

LeonWaksman
Super User
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The Thermal Solution (heatsink + fan) packed in box with the locked CPU, is suitable for keeping this CPU in all working conditions (including Intel Turbo Boost).

 

Leon

 

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