CPU cooler and CPU sockets

December 31, 2012 at 09:58:22
Specs: Win 7
I put a lot of time and effort into finding a good CPU cooler
about three years ago. I eventually found one that was perfect
for my LGA 775 CPU: A Thermaltake CLP0527.

Now I want to replace my motherboard & CPU with LGA 115.
Can my CPU cooler be fitted to it relatively easily? Or is that
pretty much impossible?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
December 31, 2012 at 12:26:36
It's not designed to fit LGA 1155.

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#2
December 31, 2012 at 12:38:29
What is wrong with the stock Intel coolers?

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#3
December 31, 2012 at 14:49:30
I tried over and over and over and over to get the blasted legs
of that idiotic Intel cooler into the holes on the motherboard,
putting practically my whole weight on it to make them go in,
but all I accomplished was scaring myself that I had destroyed
the expensive motherboard. Maybe I did destroy it. It's had
an intermittant problem from the first week I powered it up.

The replacement went in quite easily. It is probably quieter
(according to the specs, it is unusually quiet) than the Intel,
and more effective. And it was less expensive than some
others with less impressive specs. It took one heck of a lot
of searching to find it. So I question whether I can find an
LGA 1155 cooler as good.

So... it isn't designed to fit LGA 1155... Can I somehow get
it to fit anyway?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
March 2, 2013 at 11:58:40
Can't the Thermaltake cooler for LGA 775 be used on an LGA 1155 ?
The CPU packages are exactly the same size: 37.5 mm square.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
March 2, 2013 at 16:08:13
They do not list it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
It is also discontinued, but you can make your request to thermaltake to be sure.
You could look at their site, select your socket and see the models that they have available and look some of them up:
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/coole...
or search Newegg.com and see what is new out there.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
March 3, 2013 at 05:10:18
The physical size is only one factor. The thermal rating is also very important. Try what fingers recommends above. The actual processor model will be required in any correspondence.

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#7
March 3, 2013 at 10:13:00
Because of improved technology, the new CPU will
produce less heat than my current CPU. 95 watts for
my current CPU, 77 watts for the new one. And the
current CPU has an internal temperature of only 31°C,
compared to the case temperature limit of 71.4°C, with
the cooler fan running at the middle of its speed range:
1140 RPM out of a range of 800-1700 RPM.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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