06-25-2009 04:34 PM
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.
06-26-2009 04:41 AM
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.
You can also add a extra fan for under $10.
like a slot fan:
say thanks with HP POINTS
06-26-2009 06:10 AM
12-25-2009 10:04 PM
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
12-26-2009 08:32 AM
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.
01-02-2010 09:54 AM
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...
01-02-2010 10:20 AM
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