4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2010 10:24 PM by mo.v

    Core 2 Quad 6600

    mo.v

      I have a 3 year-old C2 Duo E6600 on an Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard. I have been given a Quad 6600 CPU and am planning to upgrade the computer from dual-core to quad. I will be adding extra RAM of the same type that the computer already has.The quad CPU has no heatsink or fan.

       

      The current Duo E6600 has a D60188-001 HSF. Can I reuse this for the quad CPU? In this Intel document:

       

      http://download.intel.com/design/processor/designex/315594.pdf

       

      page 44 appears to state that this HSF is also compatible with the quad 6600 CPU.

       

      (I have not been able to find anywhere a reference to which HSF this Q6600 must have had when new and would also like to know this. If the D60188-001 breaks when dismounted for the upgrade I will need to buy another.)