Noctua confirms CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA1200

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    who knew, its actually AMD being a dick in this regard, thankfully im okey with zip ties and so i kept my 5yo cooler
     
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    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    There really was no choice for AMD with the size of the processor and packaging.
     
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    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    AMD stuck with the same cooler mount since socket 754 way back in 2003 (or socket 939 for aftermarket mounting brackets). That's a LONG time. I'm still using this ancient heatsink (now with a Noctua fan) on my AM4 build:
    https://www.newegg.com/asus-arctic-square/p/N82E16835101010
    Still works great and I got it for $25 new. It didn't fit perfectly because I wasn't able to use all of the original mounting hardware, but it still stayed planted after I moved recently.

    I think the more "centered" mount holes for AM4 was a good move. Inconvenient for those who have these old heatsinks, but necessary for the really bulky ones we have today.
     
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    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    damn i didnt know it was that old, i kinda miss those days when there were so many options, completely different designs and not just the same "tower-dualtower-clc" standard we have today
     

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