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Pentium D cooler for 65nm Quad Core?

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a b à CPUs
November 10, 2009 1:42:09 AM

Would a heatsink/cooler rated for cooling mainly Core2Duos and PentiumDs be ok to use for a 65nm Quad Core (ie Q6600 or Q6700)?

I've heard that Pentium Ds generate almost as much heat as a quad core. Would a cheap cooler such as the CL-P0441 that has been rated for Pentium D's be better than the 65nm Quad's stock cooler?

This is the HSF/cooler of interest:

More about : pentium cooler 65nm quad core

a b à CPUs
November 10, 2009 1:51:47 AM

Any Socket LGA775 or Socket T cooler should work. Since quad cores ARE the norm now, if they can't handle their heat, they wouldn't be on the market.

There isn't any aftermarket cooler that is worse than the intel cooler... (I bet some forum junkie will say I'm wrong here. So sue me.)

I think you can do better...

That's much a better cooler for about $30.
a b à CPUs
November 10, 2009 2:02:14 AM

Yeh, I actually had the Artic 7 Pro, but gave it to a friend. I'm reading about the newest revision with the i7 compatible features...but I'm reading that the pushpins have the same old problem of not being secure.

(I never did like the original Artic 7 for the same reason...)

Is this one mod-able to use screws?