2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2010 8:03 AM by peterfst

    Faster processor...smaller heatsink?

    peterfst

      Just upgarded my Core 2 Quad Q6600 I had installed (when my computer was built in Dec. of 2008)  to a Core 2 Quad Q9650 (pack date: 02/10\10). The fan/ heatsink unit I removed is larger (thicker) than the new one that came with the new processor. Just wondering why. New technology? Any reason to use the wider, older heatsink unit? Assuming the boxed fan and heatsink are properly matched to the processor. Any information out there? Thanks, Peter in SLC.