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Those darn Intel/AMD just keep changing sockets. I ended up with lots of CPU heatsinks that range from socket 370, A, 478, 775, 1155

Some of them are Intel stocks coolers, AMD stock coolers which I will never use as CPU coolers, these coolers are sitting in my drawer doing nothing.

may be it is time to put them in good use?

Anyone got any idea? or any website that give me what good use of these things?biggrin.gif
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Keep the fans if they are still good. You can recycle the aluminum for about 60 cents a pound.

You can use them as make shift cooling/heating for a small cooler in conjunction with TECs.
    
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you can also use the aluminum to make mosfet coolers.
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If you want to not only repurpose old hardware, but improve your current cooling, I have made many "backside" CPU coolers (mount to the back of the CPU socket). Use some of the ultra high performance 18w/mK thermal tape if you can mount flat, or the best thermal pad you can find if you don't have a flat surface.

I have seen anywhere from 3C to as much as a 16C drop with this setup! I was doingit starti ng with my first batch A64 FX-51 (helped me reach over 2.6Ghz!), and haven't really done it since the end of the Core2/Phenom II Era.
   
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