Can i use any heatsink on any cpu?

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  1. Ryan Stampton

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    hi just woundering can i use any heatsink on any cpu because im bulding a new pc and theres not allot of motherboards on ebay that have both cpu's and heatsinks so im woundering does it matter which heatsink i use on it ? Thanks
     
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    Yes it matters, different processor sockets are different shapes and sizes so the connections on the heat sink will not align up correctly with the motherbaord.
     

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