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Swapping CPUs - need thermal solution?

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Last response: in CPUs
February 10, 2010 11:30:25 AM

Thanks in advance to all...

OK so I'm taking a Q6600 out of one PC and putting it into another (to replace an E6600), putting a new Q9550 into the original PC.

If I'm using the standard, OOB coolers, should I get thermal paste for the Q6600, just in case?

Or bugger OOB cooling and get some nice, QUIET ones?

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a c 173 à CPUs
February 10, 2010 12:51:20 PM

Yes. Always clean off old paste and reapply new paste when changing heatsinks.

Stock heatsinks or aftermarket depends on how much overclocking you want to do.