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November 13, 2010 9:44:38 PM

Hello,
I just bought a new i7 1366 for a build. I was wondering what to do with that terrible (no offense if you use it) stock cooler. I wanted to put it on my old Dell (socket 775), but thatt didn't work. Is there any way to modify it so that it fits 775? I already have a corsair cooler so its not actually going on the i7. I don't really have the heart to throw it away, but I can't think of anything to do with it.
For those of you with i7's and aftermarket coolers, what do you do with them?

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November 13, 2010 10:53:01 PM

Zooman580 said:
Hello,
I just bought a new i7 1366 for a build. I was wondering what to do with that terrible (no offense if you use it) stock cooler. I wanted to put it on my old Dell (socket 775), but thatt didn't work. Is there any way to modify it so that it fits 775? I already have a corsair cooler so its not actually going on the i7. I don't really have the heart to throw it away, but I can't think of anything to do with it.
For those of you with i7's and aftermarket coolers, what do you do with them?



Keep it for an emergency. Something might happen to the fan and you wont want to go without a computer for days (provided you buy online like most of us here) until the new fan is delivered. Even if you don't like the fan it should be good enough to use and even game with for 3-5 days.
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a b K Overclocking
November 13, 2010 11:09:48 PM

I took my old q6600 stock cooler, took off the heat sink, and used it as a spot cooler for my northbridge.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
November 13, 2010 11:45:50 PM

tical has it right. The i5/i7 fans are good enough to run at stock freqs (for us overclockers, that means "emergency use").
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2010 2:40:11 AM

The stock Intel coolers make great paper weights once you remove the fan.
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2010 2:51:42 AM

Save it until your warranty is out. If your chip fails you will have to send the chip and heatsink back in order to get a new one.
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2010 12:09:45 PM

^ Meh, we overclockers know it's a one way trip, lol
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November 23, 2010 11:01:35 PM

Best answer selected by Zooman580.
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