CPU upgrade

  steve1ooo 17:31 15 Jun 2005

I aim to upgrade my cpu shortly from a P4 2.6ghz/512/533 s478 to a 3.06ghz/512/533. I have two questions really. Will the current heat sink/fan be ok for the new cpu or will i need to replace them? And i wonderd if my 250w power supply would need an upgrade as well.The rest of my system is a 120gh HD two dvd drives and a 6600gt graphics card.o/s xp sp2.All advise welcome!

  Joe R 17:35 15 Jun 2005


I would certainly recommend getting at least a 350-400watt power supply, and a new heatsink and fan can be bought for sub £10.

  Joe R 17:36 15 Jun 2005


sorry I should have added, when you buy a new P4 cpu, it normally comes with a new heatsink/fan.

  steve1ooo 17:40 15 Jun 2005

sorry should have said it will be second hand so not sure if fan/heat sink included.

  Joe R 17:46 15 Jun 2005

click here

This would do the trick.

  steve1ooo 18:51 15 Jun 2005

Wow thats cheap enough ...thanks

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