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Old 02-24-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default can i use my old retail heat sink on new Processor chip?

Ok so i have my AMD Athalon 64 3800+ X2 and I think its fried so i might have to get a new Processor. And I was wondering if i can just buy the chip and use the retail heatshink. Im looking at the 4600+ X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103627

should this be fine? I dont plan on overclocking atm.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: can i use my old retail heat sink on new Processor chip?

If they are the same socket, it will work.
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yes they both are 939. I wasn't sure if the fans where less effective than the other.
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You will be fine then, if you are overclocking, it's best to go with an aftermarket heatsink anyways.
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