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Old 04-16-2009, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Alright! Got my new E8500 Processor, need help installing

Ok, the last PC I built was mine - over 2 years ago. I've added a new GPU, but that's about it.

So I got this new E8500 to replace my current E6400.

What all is involved with replacing the processor? Is it simple enough to pull out the old chip and put the new one in?

Also, how is the stock Heat Sink? Should I replace it?

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Default Re: Alright! Got my new E8500 Processor, need help installing

It is basically that simple. You gotta switch heatsinks too of course.

As for stock vs aftermarket, it depends how far you want to oc it.
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Default Re: Alright! Got my new E8500 Processor, need help installing

And you will prob need a bios update since your chipset is a p965 (e8500's are a lot newer then that) it can be found here ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
Just get the newest BIOs update, 1238 and you will be on your way.
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Default Re: Alright! Got my new E8500 Processor, need help installing

To add to what Baron said, the stock heatsink is going to be just fine if you're not going to be doing any overclocking. But if you are than you will want to invest in a good aftermarket heatsink. If you need any help picking out one ask! Their are several that are popular around these parts.
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Default Re: Alright! Got my new E8500 Processor, need help installing

Alright, I plan on OC'ing this processor to over 4.0ghz. What heatsink should I get? I also need to purchase 4x Gig of RAM. If I could could get both of them off NewEgg, that would be better (I love their fast shipping)
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For a heatsink- This one is pretty common, well priced, and well liked- Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

For MEMORIEZ- Newegg.com - G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Default Re: Alright! Got my new E8500 Processor, need help installing

Here is another great heatsink for consideration.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

$39,99 with $10 mir
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