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Upgrading g6950 to i5-760 but with heatsink

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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More about upgrading g6950 heatsink
  1. i5-760 fanless? probably not
  2. are you sure? the heatsink should do enough? Not?
  3. 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.
  4. Best answer
    Do not use the i5 760 without its proper cooler.
  5. exactley
  6. guys i have to tell you i got my new cpu and mobo a couple of days ago MY COMPUTER IS SOOOOO FAST
  7. Best answer selected by twocows.
  8. 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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