1336/775 HSF on p55 1156 mobo with 775 holes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

I want to get this for my i5, but I've never used after market HSF's. My mobo has holes for 1156 and 775. I'm pretty positive my motherboard can handle this. I just wanted to make sure that the 775 holes would be enough. I don't know a whole lot about the mounting and bracket placements of after markets heat sinks.
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  1. That is definetly not the best cooler for your system, i would suggest the core contact freezer for $20. For cooler reviews go to www.frostytech.com. THere arnt that many coolers that support 1156 and the hyper n is not one of the few that do.

    But to answer your question, the socket size for 1366 is 80x80mm for 775 it is 72x72mm and for 1156 it is 75x75mm. I hope that helps.
  2. Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
  3. Yea. I've been to that site a few times. They don't have a top 10 list for 1156. They do have some nice reviews.

    All I want to know is will a 775 hsf work with my 1156 socket since I have holes for both 1156 and 775. Will it contact the cpu right? Will it work?

    There's a lot more to choose from when I can include 775 coolers.

    Johnny, how many times do you think you've made that post? I've probably seen it nine times in the past two days.
  4. Ah m8, you didnt mention what board you had.

    If your board has 2 holes for 1156 and 775 then it will work fine. No problems there.
  5. marmalademan said:


    Johnny, how many times do you think you've made that post? I've probably seen it nine times in the past two days.

    you have no idea how many times ive seen it selected as the best answer, some times thats all people need. ;)
  6. marmalademan - I never counted how many times I or other veterans have posted the link to Frosty Tech. The site is an incredibly useful tool to help individuals make an informed decision. Overshocked correctly pointed out that quite often that's all visitors to this section of the forum need.

    BTW - The general rule of thumb for selecting a power supply that I developed is the one I post the most. I have several dozen stock comments that I cut and paste as needed. It's much more efficient than typing the same comment over and over and over. I also have a lot of references. Last time I counted there were over 60.
  7. marmalademan said:
    Yea. I've been to that site a few times. They don't have a top 10 list for 1156. They do have some nice reviews.

    All I want to know is will a 775 hsf work with my 1156 socket since I have holes for both 1156 and 775. Will it contact the cpu right? Will it work?

    There's a lot more to choose from when I can include 775 coolers.

    Johnny, how many times do you think you've made that post? I've probably seen it nine times in the past two days.



    Do you have an Asrock mobo ? I have the P55 Extreme and it has holes for both 775 and 1156 coolers but there was a warning in the manual that said not all 775 coolers would fit. So my Xigmatek s-1283 did not fit. Had to get the adapter bracket for 1156.

    So if you're buying now I would suggest getting something made for 1156 that way you will be sure it'll work.
  8. Yep, that's my mobo.
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