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I was wondering if the Thermaltake Blue Orb II CPU cooler would fit on my ASUS Maximus Formula? If anyone knows or actually has/had one installed already, a reply would be greatly appreciated!
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It should fit as the heatsinks don't go that high. Just wondering though, why the Blue Orb II?
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
It should fit as the heatsinks don't go that high. Just wondering though, why the Blue Orb II?

Good question. I know the Blue Orb II will fit a 775 socket, but they were originally designed back in the single core AMD64 days. I have one cooling a 3700, and it doesn't really do a great job at that compared to most of the modern designs.

To answer the original question...as long as your NB cooler isn't any taller than a standard stick of RAM, it should fit.
 
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
Good question. I know the Blue Orb II will fit a 775 socket, but they were originally designed back in the single core AMD64 days. I have one cooling a 3700, and it doesn't really do a great job at that compared to most of the modern designs.

To answer the original question...as long as your NB cooler isn't any taller than a standard stick of RAM, it should fit.
Ok thanks, and yea I saw a guy using a C2D with a Blue Orb II and did actually dropped his temps by -10C from stock cooler.
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