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07 Apr 2010  

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I have the same processor and am using the stock cooler as well. Because this is a new build for me, I haven't done anything excessive yet and the stock cooler is OK. From what I've read, you want the max temp below 160deg F or about 72deg C. You have exceeded that max so my guess is that when you OC the chip the stock cooler will not be able to handle the heat and your system will become unstable when pushed.
I just read a review on a Cooler Master cooler that was relatively inexpensive and did a great job. Go for a cooler.
Bob K
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