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Heat sink for ancient e6850 and i7 920

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March 25, 2010 9:19:14 PM

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.
March 25, 2010 9:32:33 PM

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

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:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
March 26, 2010 12:18:56 AM

cheers guys just bought the Scythe
Mugen-2 Rev. B. Hopefully my temps will go down to 30-40 c
!