Do processors include heatsinks? Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Processors Dual Core Last response: May 2, 2010 5:16 PM in CPUs Share padlius May 2, 2010 2:34:17 PM I just bought processor, Intel Dual Core and I realised that I might need to buy a heatsink, will I? More about : processors include heatsinks moody89 a b à CPUs May 2, 2010 2:38:39 PM The vast majority of retail boxed CPUs come with a HSF unit with thermal paste pre-applied. All you need to do is insert the CPU and install the HSF unit. You can find plenty of tutorials on doing this on Youtube. Good luck! padlius May 2, 2010 2:51:04 PM Ooops, its AMD. Just remembered. Related resources AMD processors include heatsink and fan? - Forum After market heatsinks - Forum Case moding to include 120mm on CPU? - Forum Recommended Heatsinks - Forum Are peripheral heatsinks on GPUs necessary? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer moody89 a b à CPUs May 2, 2010 2:59:48 PM Same applies to the AMD chips also. There should be one in the box Good luck. misry May 2, 2010 5:16:21 PM Retail boxed always do. It won't be fancy but it will do the job assuming no overclock. If you intend to overclock you'll want to shop around for a better fan. If the chip you bought was marked "OEM", Original Equipment Manufacturer, it won't have one. Again, with no overclock the minimum fan you can find to fit your socket will work. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Are the current heatsinks good for older processors like P4? Forum Custom Heatsinks ? You guys want em? Forum Parts review and help with case/ fans/ heatsinks Forum Water Cooled, Vs. Air heat-sinks w/heat-pipe?! Forum Does this CPU include a cooling fan? Forum Can't remove heatsinks from rams on my hd 4890. Pictures included. Forum Additional Heatsinks Forum Dual Core Processors For Low-Power, High-Performance Desktops Forum Advice for processors Forum Arctic Silver 3 and Volcano Heatsinks Forum What to include in the loop. 2 gpu's and a cpu. Forum 6300 fx vishera black edition Forum What is the difference between the intel i7 and intel xeon processors? Forum Anyone know about improvement of audio / midi latency and will Quad or more proc Forum Is there any i5 heatsinks Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !