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gharing
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cpu cooler when upgrading cup: dc 5800

I have a dc 5800 P/N KR707UT#ABA that I want to put a faster cpu in. It currently has the Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Processor (2.40-GHz)
I want to install the Q6600 Quad Core 2, running at 2.4 GHz which is a top rated CPU for the price.

Per HP this is a reccomended chip- Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6700 processor (2.66 GHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB) I am going for a slightly slower chip with high tech and user ratings.

MY QUESTION IS THIS:
Will the computers current heat sink cooler be adequate to cool the Q6600 or must I buy a third party cooler of a better rating. IF yes examples welcome.
I am worried about having to do too much removal and reinstall on the motherboard and risking mobo damage.
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Rich S
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Re: cpu cooler when upgrading cup: dc 5800

It should be.


Heat sinks are designed by the socket type of the CPU.

Since your PC can hamdel up to a quad core 3.0 ghz, I wouldn't worry about it.


Use plenty of thermal paste and be sure the heatsink is free of all dust.

You can then monitor the cooling via speedfan.


http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


You can also add a extra fan for under $10.

like a slot fan:


http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=SLOTFAN



Rich


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gharing
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Re: cpu cooler when upgrading cup: dc 5800

Thanks Rich, Now I can go ahead and order the CPU. Guess what? I have a slot fan just like the one you showed me. I just need to move it from an old computer.

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turbo212
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Hi
I have a DC5800 , with E7300 processor,
i search in the web and found a ducument PDF, thay says the DC5800 Heat sink supports
processors up to 95W, so I think you don't need to put more FANS to this computers.

This computer has 3 FANS ( 1 the power supply) 1 HEAK SINK and FAN for the processor, and 1 Exhaust Fan in the back of the cpu)

My question is you already upgrade your E7300?
It all ok??

I am planing to upgrade to a QuadCore
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turbo212
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Re: cpu cooler when upgrading cup: dc 5800

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turbo212
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Re: cpu cooler when upgrading cup: dc 5800

i have another PDF with more info abourt DC5800
in the hp web site . I Dowload the file:

c01363054.pdf
Service Reference Guide ( 255 pags) 10.3 MB file
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In July I added the Q6600 and upped my fan speed a bit in the BIOS and also downloaded Core Temp to watch my cpu temps.
All has worked just fine. It seems that this factory cpu heat sink and fan can do the job. The new cpu came with a new sink and fan but I could not get it to stay in place on my motherboard so ended up using the factory one with no problems. To be safe I also added a slot fan for bit more cooling to exhaust the case heat more. It did seem clear that I needed to increase my fan speed though to add a little extra cooling.
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turbo212
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Hi.. when you upgrade to QuadCore, when remove the processor, do yo need thermal paste, or something extra to buy to put the processor. ?

I think to upgrade my DC5800, I use the some heatsink, all the same, only change the processor, so I want to know what need extra to buy...

Thanks..

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gharing
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Yes, you will need new thermal paste. The stuff is not very expensive even if you get the best you can find. You will only need a small amount but it is very important. Follow the instructions for cleaning the the old paste off of the heat sink then add the new and put it all back together. Good luck.
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Re: cpu cooler when upgrading cup: dc 5800

Oh you asked what else do you need to buy. The only other thing you may consider is what RichS suggested and add a slot cooler fan. It is a fan that will fill one of the empty card slots on the motherboard. They are not expensive $10-15 and are often carried by computer shops and online. That fan will add some extra airflow to your case and aid in cooling the whole box, CPU included.
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