Upgrading CPU, do I need new heatsink/fan?

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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