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Skt 370/462 The Same?

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As i understand it a cooler that worked for a skt 370 intel celeron/pIII would work for a skt 462 as well and vice-versa. Would i be correct in this belief?
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Yes the fan should work on both.
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All the 370 heatsinks I have seen will not suit a socket A
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post #4 of 10
Skt A and skt 370 are the same near enough, you can chop and change between the 2, just dont put a 800MHz skt370 cooler on a 2.0GHz skt A
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cokker
Skt A and skt 370 are the same near enough, you can chop and change between the 2, just dont put a 800MHz skt370 cooler on a 2.0GHz skt A
Exactly, you need to make sure the hsf can handle the new processor.
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post #6 of 10
there different the socket A had a larger hold down
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post #7 of 10
There are some coolers that work on both... I had 2 coolers on my Dual p3 rig before i sold them, then i used the exact same coolers on my Athlon xps... Fits perfectly, Most socket A / 370 coolers (but not the low 370 end ones) will work on both sockets.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rpg_pro
There are some coolers that work on both... I had 2 coolers on my Dual p3 rig before i sold them, then i used the exact same coolers on my Athlon xps... Fits perfectly, Most socket A / 370 coolers (but not the low 370 end ones) will work on both sockets.
i know for a fact that the surrounding hold downs are two phisically different sizes. unless it comes with adapters like the aftermarket coolers a sockt a wont fit a skt 370
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
i know for a fact that the surrounding hold downs are two phisically different sizes. unless it comes with adapters like the aftermarket coolers a sockt a wont fit a skt 370

They fit... trust me... the clips had 3 holes on each side, Not sure exactly how it clipped on, also... the cooler on my dads 370 celron came from my old duron rig, ill grab you some pics
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post #10 of 10
I had one kinda like this, my dads pc has a cooler with the same bracket. This cooler fits both 370 and socket a
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