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775 socket cooler on 1156 socket

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May 17, 2010 4:41:41 AM


I'm currently buying new computer:

CPU: Intel I5-750 (2.66ghz, 8mb lcache 3 etc.)
MOBO: Gigabyte P55-DS5
RAM: 2x Ocz 2gb (1333mhz)
GPU: nvidia GTX275
and so on

I wonder if its possible for me to install Zalman CNPS9700 LED cooler on this new motherboard ?

Becouse i used this cooler over an year now on my previus build and it worked perfectly and cool.
But i've readed some where that its not possible to use 775 coolers on newer motherboards.

Is that true ?
Will i have to buy a new cooler as well ?

Thanks in advance,
Regards Jacky =)

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May 17, 2010 4:50:28 AM

em in support list u stated i7, i5 i'm alittle confused now lol =/
a c 133 à CPUs
May 17, 2010 4:51:18 AM

Support List
Pentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Sempron, Athlon, Athlon FX, Opteron, Dual-Core Opteron, Phenom, Athlon X2, Phenom II, Athlon II

Now I dont know if you need a different mounting bracket for the 1156 socket you might have to contact Zalman.
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May 17, 2010 4:55:30 AM

Ok well i'll contact them and see what to do.. Basicly as i readed most people say that its possible to mount a 775 socked cooler as the brackets are not so diffrent but i'll ask zalman and see. Thanks for now =)
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May 17, 2010 12:38:07 PM

I wouldn't use that cooler on a Nehalem chip anyway - it's not really up to the job of cooling these monster-hot chips even at stock speeds.

You'd be better off getting something designed to do the job - Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is nice and cheap and will do the job fine even if you do a serious overclock.

Also, personally, I wouldn't get a GTX275 either - go for something like a Radeon 5830 (or 5850 if you can get the extra few bucks together). More powerful, cooler, less power draw.
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May 17, 2010 1:20:57 PM

I would say try it out see what the temps look like it is a little bit on the small side but should be fine for a stock or slightly overclocked chip.