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Will an 1155 cooler fit on a 1366 mobo?

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I have my 2600k stock cooler lying around, and my older brother's i7-920 has a bit of heat issues. He's being cheap and he won't buy an aftermarket cooler (who knows why, he has the money and his computer heats up)... so I figured I'd do a cheap fix and throw some good aftermarket thermal paste on my cooler and throw it in his case.

Now, I have two question:

1) Is the stock cooler on the i7 920 the same as the one on the 2600k? Not sure which is better/worse.

2) Will an 1155 socket stock Intel cooler fit on a 1366 motherboard (or are the dimensions incorrect)?
    
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Highly doubt it will.

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Not gonna happen.
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post #4 of 11
they are different mounts.
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maybe double check the airflow in his case. If its over heating and its not over clockd a new CPU cooler isnt gonna help if the case is hot anyways. plus, from stock cooler to stock cooler i wouldnt expect too much of a change
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Ah too bad.

Well, I'll have to attempt to convince him to purchase something relatively cost-effective. He's not an overclocker, however I'm trying to convince him to get a new cooler & case, as his system overheats (shuts down) in the summer unless if he leaves the side panel of his case off. I've told him he should just get it done right and not have to leave the side panel off.

He's using an HP prebuilt system in a form-fitted case (not good).
    
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post #7 of 11
Apart from being different mounts, the 920 cooler is twice as large (heatsink wise) as the sandy bridge stock cooler.
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1155 and 1156 socket motherboards use the same heatsink sockets. 1366 socket is larger.
     
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post #9 of 11
As for a suitable heat sync -- Cooler Master Hyper 212. The best $30 money can buy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg;12254309 
As for a suitable heat sync -- Cooler Master Hyper 212. The best $30 money can buy.



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