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Upgrading g6950 to i5-760 but with heatsink

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November 7, 2011 6:40:58 AM

alright heres the situation.

i have a dell poweredge t110 server. it has a crappy G6950 2.80Ghz CPU. it shows 2 cores in task manager.
i dont like it and i decided i want to change it.

so i went out and bought a core i5-760. (Comparison link: http://ark.intel.com/compare/48496,43230)

when reading the tech specs for the motherboard i discovered the board wont take anything beyond a core i3 so i found a bios update that i applied thats supposed to allow it to read core i5.

the question is this:
the CPU dell has in there, the g6950, has a heatsink not a fan.
the i5 i bought comes with a stock intel fan.
it would take me longer to replace the CPU and the fan ...
can i use the same heatsink dell has now for the core i5?

thanks.

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November 7, 2011 7:40:09 AM

i5-760 fanless? probably not
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November 7, 2011 7:54:34 AM

are you sure? the heatsink should do enough? Not?
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November 7, 2011 12:59:54 PM

no just use the stock cooler i had a core i5 750 and it was HOT HOT on just the stock fan and heatsink even!! Thats why i bought an aftermarket cooler. The answer is no you cant run it on just a heatsink.
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November 7, 2011 1:05:19 PM

Do not use the i5 760 without its proper cooler.
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November 7, 2011 1:44:13 PM

exactley
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November 7, 2011 1:45:25 PM

guys i have to tell you i got my new cpu and mobo a couple of days ago MY COMPUTER IS SOOOOO FAST
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November 17, 2011 1:13:56 AM

Best answer selected by twocows.
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November 17, 2011 1:55:51 PM

twocows said:
alright heres the situation.

i have a dell poweredge t110 server. it has a crappy G6950 2.80Ghz CPU. it shows 2 cores in task manager.
i dont like it and i decided i want to change it.

so i went out and bought a core i5-760. (Comparison link: http://ark.intel.com/compare/48496,43230)

when reading the tech specs for the motherboard i discovered the board wont take anything beyond a core i3 so i found a bios update that i applied thats supposed to allow it to read core i5.

the question is this:
the CPU dell has in there, the g6950, has a heatsink not a fan.
the i5 i bought comes with a stock intel fan.
it would take me longer to replace the CPU and the fan ...
can i use the same heatsink dell has now for the core i5?

thanks.

You’ve done a wise thing my friend, by reading the MB spec.
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