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Old heat sink on 1155 CPUs?

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I am currently on an old Intel Xeon X3210 4 core CPU. It has a decent heat sink + fan combo.

Will I be able to use it on a new Intel i5 with a P8P67 Pro motherboard?

Do CPUs use a standard size heat sink attachments or does each generation require its own size?
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each socket type has different mounting hole alignments.
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What socket is the Xeon?

EDIT: see it is lga775. The mounting holes are different for 1155
    
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I am currently on an old Intel Xeon X3210 4 core CPU. It has a decent heat sink + fan combo.

Will I be able to use it on a new Intel i5 with a P8P67 Pro motherboard?

Do CPUs use a standard size heat sink attachments or does each generation require its own size?
Not with that motherboard. There are a few p67 motherboards that do have the mounting holes for LGA 775 coolers. The ASRock p67 extreme4 is one I know for sure, because I am looking at it.
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Thanks for the quick reply! Guess I'm going to have to cut back a bit on other stuff in order to fit in a new heat sink.
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Remember that some motherboards like ASRock can use different mounting hardware. I think some EVGA boards are the same with multiple holes around the cpu socket.

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Some ASRock motherboards have this thing called combo mounting holes. Basically it supports heatsinks for LGA775/1155/1156. So get one of those motherboards.
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