heatsink or fan?

  g00ner 14:10 30 Nov 05

Hi, i have just upgraded from a 1.4hz to 2.0ghz processor. On the old processor was a huge heatsink, this is enclosed in a tube to a fan on the side of the case. Will this be sufficient cooling for the new (2.0hz) processor, or should i get a new fan for the processor? Many thanks.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:11 30 Nov 05

To be on the safe side, I'd go for a new fan / cooler unit unless you know the details of the old one and are sure it is suitable.

  woodchip 14:12 30 Nov 05

Try it first as these are better than most If it connects OK. Check temps in BIOS

  ACOLYTE 14:14 30 Nov 05

Im suprised you didnt get a fan and heatsink with the new cpu most shops sell them as a set package now,i woulg go for a new fan/heatsink just to be safe.

  g00ner 14:16 30 Nov 05

its an old socket 423 p4 if thats any help, as its an old machine, it has no temperature sensors!!!

  woodchip 14:35 30 Nov 05

Have you checked BIOS for a health page

  Totally-braindead 14:36 30 Nov 05

I'd play safe and get a new heatsink and fan.

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