Using older CPU fan for my Core 2 Duo E8400
Posted on 2008-06-18
Hi. I just purchased the Core 2 Duo E8400, before replacing the my old E6420 I was advised by the hardware vendor to keep the older fan and use it instead of the one that comes with my new processor. The reason for this is because the new processor is based on 45 nm technology which generate less heat hence comes with slower fan than my old E6420.
Can someone confirm if the fan that comes with the E6420 is indeed faster than the one that does with E8400 hence will provide better cooling. I want to make sure since this might cause an overheat issue if its the other way round