I am new to computer building and i am trying to lower my cpu temperature on my C2D e6850 by replacing the heatsink. i have an unused Heatsink from AMD's Phenom 9600 Black Edition and i Would Like to fit on my Lga 775 socket. i have checked and space is no issue but mounting it is as the Am2 holes dont line up with the Lga Holes... Is there any way around this? thanks for any help that i can get
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Many 3rd party HSF come with mounting brackets for various sockets. With a stock cooler, they probably don't bother to have put anything but what it takes to fit for that CPU's socket.