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Old Stock Heatsink/Fan in New CPU

Last response: in Systems
August 17, 2012 3:38:20 PM

Well, today I will be getting parts for my new build and I just realized that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus that I ordered does not fit my mid-size ATX case. Here are the dimensions if you need to look at them-

I plan on returning the item ASAP and ordering a smaller cooler today. With 2-day shipping, I should get my new cooler by Tuesday/Wednesday (business days). I was wondering if I could temporarily use my old stock from an AMD Athlon X2 240 in my new AMD Athlon II X4 Propus 3.1GHz processor. I don't have any case fans on my mid-size ATX.

P.S. The new CPU that I ordered is an OEM so it doesn't come with stock heatsink/fan

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August 17, 2012 4:22:09 PM

I would wait. having put thermal paste on and then take it off and clean up the cpu and re apply it is a lot of work. wait the the replacement.

I'm not sure if AMD made different heatsinks for the 65W/95W and 125W CPU or not. your x 2 240 is a 65w cpu and the x4 is a 95w CPU (more heat to dissipate)