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Would I need a new heatsink and fan when upgrading my CPU?

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August 15, 2013 10:01:38 AM

Would I need a new heatsink and fan if I upgraded my Dimension E520 from a Pentium 4 to Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. Thanks in advance.
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August 15, 2013 10:06:28 AM

still using pentium 4 0.0 yes you will need a cooler
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August 15, 2013 10:12:49 AM

S M said:
Would I need a new heatsink and fan if I upgraded my Dimension E520 from a Pentium 4 to Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. Thanks in advance.


If you are buying a new boxed processor you will get a heatsink with the processor in the box. Since your new processor and the old one have different sockets check the motherboard compatibility.
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August 15, 2013 10:36:35 AM

Don't think the Cooler in the box will work. Screw pattern is way smaller. Any suggestions of what heatsink and fan to get?
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