Solved Do i need a heatsink? Tags: Pentium Heatsinks Components Last response: April 11, 2012 12:47 AM in Components Share kangaroo4321 April 10, 2012 10:22:20 PM i'm upgrading my optiplex gx620 from a pentium 4 to a pentium d 960. can anyone recomend a good and compatible heatsink? I googled it and i think the 960 needs one. At least the sl9ap (pentium d 960 serial number) does, the sl9k7 runs cooler but i cant find one anywhere online. Any leads? Anyway, either way, what heatsink should i get? More about : heatsink Best solution aicom April 10, 2012 10:42:44 PM Pretty much anything decent should work. The key is to look for LGA 775 compatibility listed. kangaroo4321 April 10, 2012 10:50:36 PM okay thanks Related resources Do i need to buy thermal paste when upgrading my cpu heatsink - Forum Do I need a heatsink to overclock .3 GHZ - Forum Need help on how to change heatsink fan..! - Forum Do I need to install a cpu heatsink and fan? - Forum I need a new heatsink - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kangaroo4321 April 10, 2012 10:51:01 PM Best answer selected by kangaroo4321. diablo34life April 11, 2012 12:47:09 AM u only need a heatsink if you want your cpu to live. if you dont mind seeing it fry and create black smoke then no you dont need one Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew Components need a heatsink ForumDo i need a heatsink to OC GPU ForumDo RAM Chips really need a Heatsink ? ForumNeed help choosing a heatsink for new gaming pc ForumDo i need a fan for my heatsink ? ForumDo I need to change the heatsink or fan While upgrading cpu? ForumIs Heatsink do need just to bootup? ForumShould i need heatsink for this processor? ForumHeatsink for my Needs ForumAccident during heatsink install. Need opinions. Forum[Help] Need replacement fan+ heatsink ForumNeed help picking out a heatsink for my core i7 sandy ForumNeed suggestions for a new heatsink ForumNeed a SILENT yet powerful low profile heatsink /fan ForumNeed help finding a fan/ heatsink for an am3+ board. More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !