Topic Title: CPU Noobishness
Topic Summary: Are & Fans And Heat Sinks Mix And Match?
Created On: 02/20/2013 02:50 AM
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 02/20/2013 02:50 AM
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Hi Gents,The name is Ben. I've slowly been in the process of turning my workstation into a dream machine. Next up are the cpu's. I will be going from 2 dual core 2216's @2.4 to 2 Quad core 2356's @2.3 w/ HT. Im super stoked and found some great prices, the only thing I'm not very sure of is if I can keep the heat sinks and fans from the old processors FOR the new processors. This is my first cpu swap out/upgrade, so I would like to be a little prepaired. Any help/answer would be greatly appriciated!! Thanx all!!!! CHEERS~Ben

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xw9400 workstation

2x Dual Core Opterons 2216
@2.4GHz

12GB RAM

2x GTS 450 (SLI)

500GB HHD (2x250)
 02/20/2013 12:19 PM
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That depends on the power consumption of the processors...  The 2216 is rated at 95W while the 2356 is rated at 75W, so any heatsink that can cool the 2216 should be able to handle the 2356 as well. 



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 02/20/2013 01:26 PM
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That makes sense. In theory. Though a quad core may give off more heat then a dual regardless of wattages... correct? Im taking shots in the dark here incase ya couldnt tell lol. Better to figure this out now than after I burn up a brand new processor. I believe the quad is actually smaller than the dual as well... though I have no idea how that would affect the heatsink...

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xw9400 workstation

2x Dual Core Opterons 2216
@2.4GHz

12GB RAM

2x GTS 450 (SLI)

500GB HHD (2x250)
 02/20/2013 02:15 PM
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The short answer... If another two cores were tacked on with no other changes, then yes the chip would probably run hotter.  However, there's usually a little more tinkering involved than just tacking on a few extra cores, and chip engineers have all kinds of devilish tricks aimed at managing these things.  Generally speaking, the less power a chip requires the less heat it will dissipate.



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 02/20/2013 02:23 PM
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In that case it sounds like my current heatsinks should do the trick quite well

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xw9400 workstation

2x Dual Core Opterons 2216
@2.4GHz

12GB RAM

2x GTS 450 (SLI)

500GB HHD (2x250)
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