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Do CPU Cooler's need to be compatible in some way?

I found a new CPU and now im looking for a cooler, how does it need to be compatible (if it does). Also im using it for gaming (games like BF4) thanks :)
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  1. The CPU cooler needs to be compatible with the motherboard socket. Many CPU coolers are universal in that they include brackets which allow them to fit with just about any motherboard CPU socket.

    -Wolf sends
  2. The cooler needs to be compatible with the socket type (2011, AM3+, 1150,...) and the thermal design power. A 95W cpu needs a bigger cooler, then a 60W cpu.
  3. Wolfshadw said:
    The CPU cooler needs to be compatible with the motherboard socket. Many CPU coolers are universal in that they include brackets which allow them to fit with just about any motherboard CPU socket.

    -Wolf sends


    Thanks man, you answered one of my questions earlier, what is the cpu cooler socket clasified with? AM3+ like the CPU itself? (im using an am3+ cpu)
    Any other details i should know? thanks :D
  4. Best answer
    CPU coolers are classified the same as CPUs and Motherboards. An AM3+ motherboard will accept an AM3+ processor and an AM3+ CPU cooler.

    -Wolf sends
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