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Generic User #2 August 20, 2012 01:19 AM

Sandy Bridge Heatsinks - quick question
 
My family member happens to have an extra intel stock heatsink from a 2600K he got. I was just wondering if it is bigger or otherwise different from the heatsinks for lower end intel SB CPUs, such as the i3-2100 or even the SB pentiums

supaflyx3 August 20, 2012 03:16 AM

No it's exactly the same.

techman95 August 20, 2012 09:31 AM

same exact cooler all around now for intel the only difference is the fan just spins alot faster for the i7's

Generic User #2 August 20, 2012 02:59 PM

okay thanks. all i needed to know. was kinda hoping that the 2600K heatsink would be a 'free upgrade'

Brian@NCIX August 20, 2012 04:25 PM

The 2100's have a non-copper base, but other then that, the heatsink itself is the same. You may be able to achieve a few temp difference from it, as well as the faster fan.

Bond007 August 20, 2012 05:54 PM

^^^From what I have seen they all look the same, but as mentioned above the higher end cpu's have a copper core in the heatsink, whereas the low end ones are all aluminum.


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