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Can older heatsink be used on newer CPUs?

Can a Coolermaster KDH-5065h heatsink be used on newer (4th Gen,3rd Gen) Intel CPUs. I don't think so but was told otherwise today.
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    If the heatsink will dissapate enough heat and you have a mounting bracket that will work, yes it can.

    From the pictures I looked at I am not sure how well it would cool them. It might be cheaper to just get a new heatsink.
  2. ahnilated said:
    If the heatsink will dissapate enough heat and you have a mounting bracket that will work, yes it can.

    From the pictures I looked at I am not sure how well it would cool them. It might be cheaper to just get a new heatsink.


    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. I think the Stock heat sink will be fine on my son's new build, the CPU is an I5-4570 which is not Overclockable so it should handle the heat fine.
  3. Just watch the temps for a bit to make sure they don't get to high.
  4. To be honest, even if you are not overclocking. I would pay 20-30$ to get a Hyper 212 Evo. No doubt its leagues better than stock, and probably no chance of overheating if you aren't OCing.
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