Stock i7 cooler on i5 mobo?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Azjo, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Azjo

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  2. PhazeDelta1

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    itll fit. it's the same cooler regardless if its an i5 or i7
     
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    ^^^
    Wrong, if he thinks about seling his Core i7-930 Intel BOX cooler for LGA1366 socket to someone who will use it on some LGA1155 motherboard like MSI H61M-P25 (B3) answer is: No, it will not fit! I'm 100% sure.

    Some aftermarket CPU coolers have brackets so you can mount them on all sorts of CPU sockets: 775, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150.... but you can't do that with Intel BOX cooler for LGA 1366 and fit it on LGA 1155 without some kind of modification.
     
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    thanks #3

    Thats what i suspected, it does look slightly different, so. :)
     

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    You're welcome...
     
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    It's socket specific (i3/i5/i7) rather than CPU specific, though some of the higher TDP coolers used to come with thicker coolers to support the increased heat.
     
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    Yep, Nehalem i7 coolers are different than i5 Lynnfield. But i5/i7 SB and IB are interchangeable.
     

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