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Windows 7: CPU Cooling

31 Jan 2012   #1
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 
CPU Cooling

Hi
I have just bought a pre-owned Core 2 Quad 6600. It came with a Scythe Ninja HS 7 Fan, but with the wrong mounting plate for a 775 CPU. In addition, It would be far too large for my mobo. I have a stock Intel HS & fan from a previous retail box, which was for a Core2 duo 6400. I intend to fit my new build in a Coolermaster Centurion case, with 4 fans. Would the 6400 HS & fan be OK for the Quad 6600?

Any advice appreciated, thanks.


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31 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I think it should be okay, but be sure to use artic silver 5 as TIM.
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31 Jan 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That would make me nervous, going from a HSF meant for a dual core to running it on a quad core. If you have access to them, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ can't be beat, especially for the price.
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31 Jan 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would not miss match a heat sink with a cpu. If it is not specifically designed for your cpu and motherboard it could cause damage to both. Cooling for a quad core is much more demanding than a duo core. The mounting must be exact to the application. Cooling of the cpu is no place to save a few dollars; it could cost you many dollars.
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31 Jan 2012   #5
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That would make me nervous, going from a HSF meant for a dual core to running it on a quad core. If you have access to them, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ can't be beat, especially for the price.
Thanks, Deacon, looking for that HSFan now. Appreciate it, I was going with other advice which would have me fitting a stock Intel item. Better safe than sorry ...
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31 Jan 2012   #6
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i used to run an arctic freezer pro 7 on my q6600. was a good cooler
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01 Feb 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The "better safe than sorry" comment is spot on. If you tried using the older HSF, and it turns out that it isn't capable, you might be processor shopping, too.
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01 Feb 2012   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Deacon is right. The 212 is a well respected cooler and will not do you wrong. And like others have said, I would try to get a good cooler made for a 4 core CPU. The 212 is a good choice and can't be beat for the price.
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