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Heatshrink and Fan for CPU question

Last response: in CPUs
March 24, 2010 2:48:56 AM


I am a newbie to hardware.

I have Pentium 4 3.4GHz CPU and I found a good deal (from Craiglist) for E6420, but the person sells CPU only.

Will my heatshrink and fan be ok for this new CPU and, if not, what can I do?

Thank you in advance,

Best wishes,
a c 105 à CPUs
March 24, 2010 2:57:10 AM

your current HSF should be ok, download a temp monitor software like HWmonitor and keep an eye on CPU temps.

Newegg or Tigerdirect sell plenty of coolers for various CPU sockets and many are $20 or less
March 24, 2010 2:58:27 AM

Thank you very much ct1615! I'm excited for this upgrade since it is much better than my current P4! lol It did serve me well.
a c 105 à CPUs
March 24, 2010 3:07:26 AM

cool enjoy! just make sure the motherboard supports the chip and update your BIOS if need be