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Heatsink & Fan for Q6600 in Dell Dimension 9200/XPS410

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September 30, 2011 1:13:44 PM

I have a Dell Dimension 9200/XPS410. I have recently purchased a new Intel Core QUAD Q6600 2.40 GHZ processor to replace my original Intel Core 2 6600 2.40ghz processor. Should I keep the original heatsink & fan that came with my Dell Dimension 9200/XPS or replace them? If I should replace then I would be grateful if someone could recommend some good Heat Sink & Fans for the Intel Core QUAD Q6600 2.40 that would be compatible with a Dell Dimension 9200/XPS410. I am based in the UK.

My current system has the following specifications:

Model: Dell Dimension 9200 (XPS410)
Windows Edition: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 6600 2.40 (soon to be: Intel Core QUAD Q6600 2.40 GHZ)
Motherboard: Dell OCT017
Chipset: Intel P965/G965
BIOS: 2.5.3
Video Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Sound Card
Hard drive: 320.00GB (2x160gb) serial ATA (7200 Rpm)
PSU: OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro ATX Power Supply Unit
Memory (Ram): 4.00GB (4 X 1GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM 240pin)
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2410
Video type: PCI Express
Expansion Bus: PCI x 3, PCI Express x1, PCI Express x4, and a PCI Express x16

September 30, 2011 8:52:24 PM

The stock HSF is for one Intel Core 2 6600 and not a Quad. Could I still use this with a Quad?
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September 30, 2011 9:05:55 PM

Yes they are the same HSF at that point. While they went from 65w TDP to 95 TDP there really wasnt a change on the HSF at least with the Intel® stock HSF. With Dell I can't say for sure but most likely they are using a clone of the stock HSF.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
September 30, 2011 9:12:02 PM

If I stick with the stock HSF Is there any software I can use to keep an eye on the temperature?
September 30, 2011 9:16:11 PM

Use HW monitor to track your CPU temperature...

Dell have air docks to channel air and out of the heatsink for the CPU. Try the existing one and check the temp.

The heat sink that comes w/ the CPU for sure will work
September 30, 2011 9:20:17 PM

What would the maximum temperature limit be for the CPU before I should be concerned?
November 17, 2013 3:49:08 PM

A 775 heatsink will not fit the mobo in a Dimension 9200 as far as I can see. The holes for mounting the cooler are a lot different spacing wise compared to a standard 775 ATX mATX etc mobo. If anyone has any idea as of how to change the heatsink/shroud/fan assembly in a Dimension 9200 then I'd love to hear it