n00b question regarding cpu cooling Tags: CPUs Cooling Heatsinks Product Last response: January 6, 2007 4:13 PM in CPUs Share DirtyNastyLeg January 5, 2007 2:55:10 PM Hey fellas, My son is currently running a AMD 3200+ with a stock heatsink and I recently purchased a 4000+ without a heatsink. Is it ok to use the stock fan on the 3200 for the 4000? If it isn't compatiable could you suggest a mid range product? I don't overclock and my son uses the pc for homework and games. Thanks appreciate any help =) More about : n00b question cpu cooling Reply to DirtyNastyLeg ajfink January 5, 2007 2:57:32 PM Both processors will need a heat sink. That being said, assuming they're for the same socket, that heatsink will work fine on either processor. That being said, I would say buy an aftermarket for the 4000+. This is a single core, right? Reply to ajfink TechnologyCoordinator January 5, 2007 3:01:05 PM Should be fine. Just be sure to clean the heatsink and use new thermal paste. Try some of these Zalman coolers, just make sure you get the right one for the socket you have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=EN... Reply to TechnologyCoordinator Related resources Water Cooling , kit vs parts for a n00b ! - Forum How is my build? + N00B Questions - Forum General, yet in-depth questions (not "how do I" n00b related) - Forum Barton 2800+, some n00b OC questions... - Forum New build, question regarding power and water cooling - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer turpit January 5, 2007 5:04:49 PM Quote:Is it ok to use the stock fan on the 3200 for the 4000? It will work, if you're replacing the 3200+. Make sure to clean off the old/used thermal paste, and apply new paste onto the CPU. Then you can install the heatsink. You owe TC a beer Reply to turpit NeonDeon January 5, 2007 5:24:56 PM you can have mine! I have 1 or 2 collecting dust (not really dust).It's for a 3800 I think.... Reply to NeonDeon DirtyNastyLeg January 5, 2007 5:27:21 PM Glad to hear the old one will work for the 4000 at least until I can pick up one of the suggested coolers. Thanks again fellas, appreciate the help. Ya ever in PA stop in for a Guinness :wink: Reply to DirtyNastyLeg shinigamiX January 5, 2007 5:40:09 PM LOL, nice screenname for a father Reply to shinigamiX dean7 January 5, 2007 8:36:42 PM Quote:I just read the first sentence in his post. Isn't that WHY you owe him a beer??? Reply to dean7 dragonsprayer January 5, 2007 10:46:06 PM amd chips run cool u can use almost anything! check the temp in bios then check it again with the new chip - if its signifcatly different you may not have enough or too much thermal compound. i am not amd guy but i believe that is same chip with a different multipler = so its the same cooler Reply to dragonsprayer dragonsprayer January 6, 2007 1:25:10 AM thank u! site was built in exhange for labor on water cooled computer, its not updated - i mean to make a new one on .com ya, i would not add a cooler since amd runs cool - thats money spent on core2duo!!! i agree, a venessa s is $30 and looks really cool! o ya- check out my how to build a water cooled pc guide: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/build-liquid-co... Reply to dragonsprayer dragonsprayer January 6, 2007 2:34:41 AM like this: o ya the spam: o ya- check out my how to build a water cooled pc guide: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/build-liquid-co.... _________________ Reply to dragonsprayer dragonsprayer January 6, 2007 3:06:20 AM Good idea - thank you! The reason is plastic cases break easy so i stayed away from them - shipping and all. screws pull then complete melt down of the case! Reply to dragonsprayer BaronMatrix January 6, 2007 3:20:07 AM Quote:Hey fellas, My son is currently running a AMD 3200+ with a stock heatsink and I recently purchased a 4000+ without a heatsink. Is it ok to use the stock fan on the 3200 for the 4000? If it isn't compatiable could you suggest a mid range product? I don't overclock and my son uses the pc for homework and games. Thanks appreciate any help =) They are essentially the same heatsink so you'll be fine, ya Dirty Nasty Leg..... Sorry, I just noticed that username. So you still in? But make sure you get some thermal paste and scrape the original paste off. Reply to BaronMatrix dragonsprayer January 6, 2007 3:31:25 AM do not, no scraped - 97% alcohol and cotton - like your face! clean off the thermal compound carefully - do not scratch the surface - should be like a mirror! Reply to dragonsprayer BaronMatrix January 6, 2007 3:49:32 AM Quote:do not, no scraped - 97% alcohol and cotton - like your face! clean off the thermal compound carefully - do not scratch the surface - should be like a mirror! I was about to edit again to add, not scrape but remove. Hopefully he won't take a spackler to it. The best thing to do is remove the heat sink after heavy use so that the paste is more "liquid." Reply to BaronMatrix BaronMatrix January 6, 2007 3:52:13 AM That is unless the HSF is just sitting there. In which case grab some of that solvent stuff (somebody remembers the name) and rub the paste off with a gauze type material. Reply to BaronMatrix DirtyNastyLeg January 6, 2007 4:13:19 PM Quote: They are essentially the same heatsink so you'll be fine, ya Dirty Nasty Leg..... Sorry, I just noticed that username. So you still in? But make sure you get some thermal paste and scrape the original paste off. Ya, on the downside though, 6 1/2 to go! You? Reply to DirtyNastyLeg Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Overclocking n00b , looking for advice ASUS/Intel/ATI/OCZ Forum Help n00b Please Forum Question regarding reverse air/ cooling flow in case... Forum Help needed regarding UPS , Cases and cooling ! Forum I'm a n00b and i want to oc a p4 2.2, pls help... Forum N00b building a $1500-$2000 Computer Forum Total N00b question about Cpu cooler. Forum N00b SSD question regarding formatting Forum linux n00b , help me... 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