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Replacing my CPU, should i replace my fan too?

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April 17, 2012 1:11:11 AM

Hi guys, i'm replacing my Intel Pentium 4 650 CPU with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450, should i replace my fan with something like this? Or can i stay with my current one?
I currently have this fan (5 years, no problems or something):


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April 17, 2012 1:12:30 AM

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April 17, 2012 1:13:57 AM

That heatsink is HORRIBLE. (original one)

Just keep that one if it still works.
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April 17, 2012 2:25:02 AM

If it works that it is perfectly fine! However, when changing cpu's or whenever you take your heatsink off, ALWAYS re-apply thermal paste!
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April 17, 2012 9:55:49 AM

The old Zalman coppers where good heatsink and did a good job of cooling P4's, for a C2Q might be pushing it. Spend £25 and get yourself a Hyper 212 Evo and keep you Q9450 nice and cool, will also give you thermal headroom for overclocking.
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April 17, 2012 10:18:58 AM

certaily upgrade the heatsync but not with that or any other saucer hsf... for a core 2 quad you could use 1 of zalmans other 9 series. like the 9500a, 9700, or what ever you fancy... but stay away from the saucer shaped 1s as they dont do a very good job 1s your temps start climbing...
you can pick up a 9500a for as little as £25 if you look about.. and they run silent. well at least the 1 i had on my old amd did... you cant really say the same for the hyper 212... even if its a quid cheaper...

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