Can i use any heatsink on any cpu?

Discussion in 'Computer and Technology Discussion' started by Deleted member 14461, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. 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
  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2007
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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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