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Do I need to change the heatsink or fan While upgrading cpu?

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December 26, 2012 10:25:17 PM

Hi,
I have a Dell inspiron 530 socket 775 lga

with a cpu Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

and it is a Foxconn G33M02 motherboard and i want to, upgrade the cpu to an Intel BX80571E7400 Core 2 Duo E7400 Processor,

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80571E7400-Core-E7400-Pro...

But I was wondering If i have to change the heatsink or the cooling fan when I upgrade


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December 26, 2012 10:28:10 PM

Sigh, did you ensure the motherboard supports the upgrade to the processor? Most people don't check that.
December 26, 2012 10:31:55 PM

Yes I did all of these do,

The Inspiron 530 with a Foxconn G33M02 motherboard, supports the following Socket LGA775 processors :-

Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2140 (1.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2160 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200(2.5 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E5200, 2.5GHz, 2MB, 65W, M0
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 65nm
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0 45nm
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
Conroe E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Conroe E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Wolfdale E5700 3.0GHz 65W Dual-Core
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December 26, 2012 10:37:02 PM
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I'd upgrade then, and I'd put in a new cooler for it's sake - a Hyper 212 Plus or EVO should be plenty! Dirt cheap, too.
December 26, 2012 10:39:55 PM

Ok thanks, Just wanted to make sure.
January 1, 2013 6:07:41 PM

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