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Heat Sink Upgrade

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January 22, 2010 11:19:01 PM

Hi, i have a dell inspiron 530 with a core 2 duo e6850. Recently i have upgraded the gpu and psu and as a result the cpu is running alot hotter then usual. My idle temp with core temp is 40 degrees celcius and under load it gets up 70-80. The fan spins erraticly depending on what i'm doing.

So, i'm looking at upgrading the heatsink but am unsure of a few things. The Zalman CNPS9500 AT looks suffiecient but putting on a new backplate looks really complicated. I'd have to remove the whole motherboard.

So people that have had experience with the inspiron 530, is the backplate that came with the stock heatsink good enough for it or would i have to remove the whole motherboard and stick in the zalman one?

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