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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Heatsink smaller than CPU - Forum Heatsink bottom smaller than CPU - Forum Heatsink smaller than cpu - Forum How do i know if a cpu heatsink is better than my stock heatsink? - Forum Cooler Master 212 EVO idle CPU temps higher 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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" m 0 l 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... m 0 l theholylancer a b à CPUs January 20, 2010 4:35:37 PM pics? that may be able to tell us what or what m 0 l 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. m 0 l jalien January 20, 2010 5:41:04 PM Best answer selected by Jalien. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhy are APU's so much smaller than GPU's Forum SolvedConcerns migrating to an SSD smaller than source HDD Forum SolvedWhy is my screen much smaller with the R9 290, than with my 7870BE crossfire? Forum SolvedDisk management will not partition 2TB hard drive smaller than 900GB Forum SolvedIs 1 giant SSD better or worse than 2 smaller SSDs? Forum SolvedConvert DVD's to AVI or MP4 format and make them smaller than 7GB?? Forum SolvedSecond Build, smaller budget than first. Forum Solvedcan you use toshiba recovery discs to install to a hard drive that is smaller than original Forum Looking for a ATX case that is smaller than 22" x 9" x 14" Forum smaller cooler than CM Hyper 212 Forum SolvedLooking for CPU cooling solutions for smaller case. Forum Solved[Hard Drives] Laptop HDD's SOO Much smaller than desktop?? Forum SolvedSlightly smaller but still good cpu cooler for fx 8350 Forum Display screen smaller than monitor screen Forum Lenovo laptops - screens are smaller than advertised? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !