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I just bought a athlon II x4 640, the stock heatsink seem fairly smaller than the one on my old am2 x2 4200+ 2.2ghz.

Would using my old heatsink be better if it's bigger (I'm not sure, haven't open my computer yet)?

Thanks for your help.
    
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run some tests with both? one of the factors is not just sheer size, but CFM and loudness of the fan
and is the bigger heatsink what came stock with the x2? or is it aftermarket, if so, which one?
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stock, if it was aftermarket I probably wouldn't even have ask.

I'm gonna test it.
    
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stock, if it was aftermarket I probably wouldn't even have ask.

I'm gonna test it.
runn a stress test with the stock x4 cooler then the stock x2 cooler, you will have your answer
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Pretty sure the newer one is better.

The old one had a solid aluminum base, while the new one just has a single aluminum core that goes by the CPU. So there is more room to dissipate the heat while in the old one it just builds in that solid aluminum base.
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