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Old 01-15-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Very easy question... does a heatsink come with a new processor?

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Old 01-15-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Very easy question... does a heatsink come with a new processor?

Yes and no. If the processor you buy says it comes with a CPU then yes it does. If it just says it's only the CPU then no. Almost all CPUs come with a heatsink and fan though. So don't worry. It's almost impossible to buy a CPU and not get a heatsink and fan with it...
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thanks... this is the one I am getting... I am just building a Computer for my dads friend... he is like 50 and will mainly be using it for music and online poker. AMD Sempron 2800+ 64-Bit w/ 256K Cache (Retail) so as long as it comes with a heatsink and thermal compound then I am AOK
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Default Re: Very easy question... does a heatsink come with a new processor?

Another way to tell is to see the "retail" and "OEM" label. Retail CPUs comes with heatsinks and all the goodies, while OEM comes with just the little CPU.
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Default Re: Very easy question... does a heatsink come with a new processor?

You can also tell by the graphic the seller diaplays. If it shows a big box, and by big I mean like 4 inches wide and 6 inches tall, then it definetly comes with a CPU heatsink and fan.
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