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Solved: Old cooler - New CPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dash-X, Jun 21, 2010.

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  1. Dash-X

    Dash-X Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm going to upgrade my CPU from

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20GHz
    to a
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz/1333FSB/4M/ (BX80580Q8400)

    Am i going to need a new cooler for that CPU?
    They both have the same socket.

    It's a stock Intel cooler.

    And if i am going to need a new cooler, please recommend me one from this site here:
    http://www.arvutikeskus.ee/index.php?pid=33&id=153&menyy_id=33&sort=DESC

    With the best price/performance ratio please :)
     
  2. Triple6

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    If its a retail box processor, which by the BX it should be, then it comes with a heat sink. But you would need a new heat sink if it didn't come with one, the E4500 is a 65 watt model, while the Q8400 is a 95 watt model so there would be more heat to dissipate.
     
  3. Dash-X

    Dash-X Thread Starter

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    Oh, i see... Thank you very much.
     
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