Heat sink for ancient e6850 and i7 920


Jun 2, 2007
I have a problem, my e6850 is overheating. its running at 90 degrees c in idle. which is mad, surpised it is still working. anyways i have about 40 quid to buy a new heatsink. I shall be later be upgrading to the i7 920, so i need one that will work for that also. what can you guys recommend?

Thank you Jason.
Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:


I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's and LGA 775 cpu's.

Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:


You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.