Upgrading CPU, do I need new heatsink/fan? Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Fan Last response: April 11, 2007 6:28 PM in CPUs Share twinspar April 11, 2007 5:26:30 PM I currently have an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ and am thinking about upgrading to an X2 4400+. Would I be able to reuse the existing heatsink/fan unit or do I have to buy something else? Any suggestions? thanks. More about : upgrading cpu heatsink fan Reply to twinspar theboomboomcars April 11, 2007 5:47:32 PM The heat sink from the 3500+ should be able to cool it okay, but if you get a retail version it comes with the HSF. Reply to theboomboomcars ajfink April 11, 2007 6:08:01 PM Quote:The heat sink from the 3500+ should be able to cool it okay, but if you get a retail version it comes with the HSF. If it's the socket 939 version, it may come with the good heatpiped HSF. Reply to ajfink Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer aceprowler April 11, 2007 6:28:05 PM I had an Opteron 144 which stock was a 1.8 I had OC'd to 2.2. Original fan still cooled it. Now I have an AMD 4000 stock 2.2 OC'd to 2.7. So basically FX speeds with the same fan. Reply to aceprowler Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumHeatsink/Fan upgrade w/out mobo removal?? ForumNeed new CPU Heatsink/fan ForumOld Stock Heatsink/Fan in New CPU ForumHelp Me Choose a Heatsink/Fan for Q6600 in HTPC ForumNew CPU heatsink/fan . Now computer won't start. ForumNeed help with CPU Heatsink/fan ! ForumCPU Heatsink/Fan ForumDo I Need A New Heatsink/Fan ? ForumWhat cpu heatsink/fan should i get? ForumWhat are some good/silent case fans/ cpu heatsink/fan Forum3pin vs 4pin cpu heatsink/fan connection ForumQuitest combo of CPU heatsink/fan , PSU and case ForumNeed help w/ heatsink/fan decision: want the best! ForumUpgrading existing socket 775 build - CPU first, need opinions ForumHitting 62c prime 95 with a new heatsink/fan ForumAsus Pundit-R: Will Heatsink/Fan on P4 HT CPU fit? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumSun: 16 core server behemoth CPU Forumk10/Barcelona=128 bit CPU? ntel Penryn 45nm Core2Duo=64 bit? ForumQuestion about CPU temperature... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !