CPU UPGRADE WITH OLD CPU FAN

Hiya!

Basically i have a Dell Dimension the specs are in my signature, anyway my mobo has a lga775 socket and i was wondering if it would be safe to upgrade from the e4300 to the q6600 quad core using the e4300s fan? and if additional power supply is required

Many Thanks

Muneeb

DELL DIMENSION E520
2GB DDR2 RAM
INTEL E4300 CORE 2 DUO 1.8GHZ
GRAPHICS CARD : NVIDIA GT610 1GB
DELL MOBO : 0WG864
CHIPSET : INTEL P965
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  1. Hi, what is the reason you want to upgrade the cpu?
    Check this out, it's similar to your post
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/286486-13-upgrade-core-quad-p965-chipset-possible
  2. NO.

    the heatsink for the E4300 is MUCH smaller than for the Q6600.
  3. Anonymous said:
    NO.

    the heatsink for the E4300 is MUCH smaller than for the Q6600.


    ok but i could get something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-AK-CC7117EP01-Performance-LGA1156-LGA1155/dp/B005J2IS3U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1357575738&sr=1-1-fkmr0

    would this do the job so i can buy just a processor and use this as the heatsink?
  4. damian86 said:
    Hi, what is the reason you want to upgrade the cpu?
    Check this out, it's similar to your post
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/286486-13-upgrade-core-quad-p965-chipset-possible


    its not sufficent enough for adobe after effects etc..
    and i cant afford a new pc so i want to spend as minimal as possible
  5. muneeb607 said:
    ok but i could get something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-AK-CC7117EP01-Performance-LGA1156-LGA1155/dp/B005J2IS3U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1357575738&sr=1-1-fkmr0

    would this do the job so i can buy just a processor and use this as the heatsink?

    that appears to be much better but i personally do know how good it is. it does say it can be used for a core2quad but keep in mind that the q6600 and q6700 run the hottest of all the C2Qs (105 watts as opposed to 95 watts).

    is there a chance you can afford this:
    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo £19.99 inc VAT

    or this:
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro £15.90
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