Recycling Dell Cooler for E2160 for E5500 ?

Is it possible for me to recycle my dell cooler safely for an OEM version of a E5500 ?

I was told I could not use the Intel heatsink/fan combo without replacing the intel push pins with screws from a "Thermalright 775 Bolt-thru kit" due to Dell using screws rather than push pins. (and the part about dell using screws other than push pins is right as seen in the manual : http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/EN/OM/HTML/om_en.zip

I also thought about a E5400 (but that's neither here nor there for this I guess.. (seeing as it'd be the same situations))

oh my current CPU is a E2160.
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  1. Yes you will need to get a proper base for that kooler but other wise it should work fine the E2160 and E5500 are both 65w parts.
  2. popatim said:
    Yes you will need to get a proper base for that kooler but other wise it should work fine the E2160 and E5500 are both 65w parts.


    Proper base?
  3. Name141 said:
    Proper base?

    Is the Dell cooler a pushpin?
  4. the few socket 775 cpu's that I have worked with all have had a base piece that sits on the backside of the motherboard and is either plastic or metal (usually metal on the ones I worked with) and the "Cooler" unit that either screws in or gets secured by pushpins. The base piece is needed to prevent the weight of the cooler from ripping cracking the motherboard by 'speading the load'.

    I doubt the bases are interchangable and the screwin type maybe specific to the cooler, though a handy builder may find a way to make them work.
  5. Name141 said:
    Is it possible for me to recycle my dell cooler safely for an OEM version of a E5500 ?

    I was told I could not use the Intel heatsink/fan combo without replacing the intel push pins with screws from a "Thermalright 775 Bolt-thru kit" due to Dell using screws rather than push pins. (and the part about dell using screws other than push pins is right as seen in the manual : http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/EN/OM/HTML/om_en.zip

    I also thought about a E5400 (but that's neither here nor there for this I guess.. (seeing as it'd be the same situations))

    oh my current CPU is a E2160.

    By "recycle " do you mean use it for upgrading to the E5500 in an existing Dell ?
    Yes
    Both chips have a TDP of 65 watts.
  6. Timop said:
    Is the Dell cooler a pushpin?


    No it uses screws to hold it in.
  7. delluser1 said:
    By "recycle " do you mean use it for upgrading to the E5500 in an existing Dell ?
    Yes
    Both chips have a TDP of 65 watts.


    Yeah, I mean using my dell cooler on the E5400/E5500 instead of worrying about getting the retail intel cooler to working?

    Is that ok?

    The cooler is this one:

    http://www.newgeardeals.com/dell-inspiron-530-531-vostro-200-400-cpu-heatsink-and-fan-jy167-cp825.html
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