Can I use an i5 6600 Cooler on my i5 6400?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by TheLastFallen, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. TheLastFallen

    TheLastFallen GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 5, 2015
    United States
    Is this possible? I don't think there is much of a diference between the two physically
  2. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 6, 2016
    you should be fine as long as the 6400 isn't the one producing more heat... socket number is what makes a processor cooling work... as long as it fits the slot, and the new processor isn't producing more heat it should work fine.
    Last edited by Jack Daniels, Oct 15, 2016 - Reason: forgot a symbol
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  3. ketal

    ketal aiueo

    Aug 20, 2015
    intel stock coolers are generally all the same, you can use it
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  4. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Since both use the same size cooler, you can change them without any worries. Just make sure that there is a clean layer of thermal paste. If the thermal paste has been ruined (because you took the cooler off the previous CPU) then you should clean off the thermal paste (using either an alcohol or citrus based solution) and apply new thermal paste.
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