Heatsink smaller than cpu Tags: Heatsinks Arctic CPUs Overclocking Last response: January 20, 2010 5:41 PM in Overclocking Share jalien January 17, 2010 10:56:35 PM the heatsink on my new arctic freezer pro 7 HSF is smaller than my cpu! is this normal or a problem? it IS made for my 775 cpu. More about : heatsink smaller cpu treefrog07 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 18, 2010 7:22:38 PM No, the copper base on the heatsink should be a little larger than the CPU. RMA it and get another heatsink. Shadow703793 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 18, 2010 7:25:36 PM Are you talking about the CPU itself or the entire socket? Post a pic. I'v use the ACF Pro 7 and it fits on LGA775 CPU perfectly fine. Related resources Heatsink smaller than cpu - Forum Smaller Sized Heatsink Recommendation Please - Forum Smaller CPU sink and fan - Forum Smaller CPU Cooler for the SAME performance as a large one?? - Forum New heatsink is 3-5C hotter than stock heatsink - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer OvrClkr a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 19, 2010 8:57:21 PM Yea the base of the Freezer 7 is actually a bit larger than the CPU. jalien January 20, 2010 3:07:15 PM treefrog07 said:No, the copper base on the heatsink should be a little larger than the CPU. RMA it and get another heatsink. I emailed Arctic Support and heres what they have to say... "Dear Sir, the cooler doesn't need to cover the complete CPU, it is enough, if the cooler covers the centre of the CPU since the core is there and 98 % of the heat is emmited here. Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen" i guess they know, no? jalien January 20, 2010 3:10:08 PM Shadow703793 said:Are you talking about the CPU itself or the entire socket? Post a pic. I'v use the ACF Pro 7 and it fits on LGA775 CPU perfectly fine. the cpu itself. my xeon is 1.48" x 1.48" the base of the heatsink is roughly 1 3/16" x 1 3/16" jalien January 20, 2010 3:10:46 PM OvrClkr said:Yea the base of the Freezer 7 is actually a bit larger than the CPU. xP not mine... theholylancer a b à CPUs January 20, 2010 4:35:37 PM pics? that may be able to tell us what or what Conumdrum a b à CPUs a c 86 K Overclocking January 20, 2010 4:50:51 PM Might look at getting a new cooler thats big enuff or asking at some other forums where the xeon is used more. May I suggest the air cooling forum at Xtreme Systems? Careful, a place full of top pro folks. You word it right you'll get great help. You come across wrong, you won't. jalien January 20, 2010 5:41:04 PM Best answer selected by Jalien. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhat is the best CPU heatsink for me? ForumI2500k, " smaller " cooling solution? ForumMine is smaller than yours ForumIs my CPU running hotter than it should? ForumBest Heatsink for my CPU ForumFuture cards: smaller chips? thicker? longer? ForumThermal paste. do you apply it to heatsink and cpu ? ForumStuck with NH-D14. Need to find smaller replacement ForumCPU Heatsink for limited space ForumWill a large CPU Heatsink /Fan fit? ForumFixed Voltage ForumNeed help installing NB heatsink. ForumIntel E7400 Processor's Heatsink Forum[Solved] What Is This Heatsink?! Pictures. Please Help ForumWhat to change other than multiplier to increase memory speed to 1200 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !