Heat sink for ancient e6850 and i7 920

I have a problem, my e6850 is overheating. its running at 90 degrees c in idle. which is mad, surpised it is still working. anyways i have about 40 quid to buy a new heatsink. I shall be later be upgrading to the i7 920, so i need one that will work for that also. what can you guys recommend?

Thank you Jason.
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  1. I recommend you to buy the best one: NOCTUA NH-D14. It support LGA775 and LGA1366. It's expensive but you will get the perfect cooler for overclocking the i7 920. Be sure that you have room enough in your case because is massive.

  2. Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:


    I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's and LGA 775 cpu's.

    Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:


    You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
  3. cheers guys just bought the Scythe
    Mugen-2 Rev. B. Hopefully my temps will go down to 30-40 c
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