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Heatsink Compatibility?

post #1 of 10
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Sorry for the n00b question, but are all heatsinks compatible with all CPU's?
I am looking to overclock an Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, and would like to find the simplest and cheapest cooling method. Would a heatsink be the best option, and which one is compatible with my CPU?
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post #2 of 10
Most heatsinks that claim to be universal usually are, but most of them at least require you to mount a custom backplate on the board. Find out what socket you have and buy one that supports that socket.
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post #3 of 10
Your socket is an LGA 775 (motherboard).
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post #4 of 10
... The T8100 is a laptop processor...
post #5 of 10
am2, am2+, am3 heatsinks use the same mounting bracket or the hsf come with hardware

intel 1366, 1155 have the same bolt pattern
intel 775 is slightly smaller iirc
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
... The T8100 is a laptop processor...
That it is but if for some reason he got mixed up...

Hyper 212+ is a great heat sink thats cheep.
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post #7 of 10
Note you have a dell.. you can't oc.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
... The T8100 is a laptop processor...
This.
Your CPU is a socket PGA478 (socket P). No, coolers are not universal, you need one for that specific socket. Laptops also aren't overclockable as has been said.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 2/7/11 at 1:45pm
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post #9 of 10
Most of us thought you were talking about a desktop. With a laptop, you're most likely stuck with what you have, and you can't overclock them well either, and even if you can, cooling usually isn't the concern (at least in my experience). It's the ram that can't keep up.
post #10 of 10
if the notebook cpu is in a socket, you might be able to upgrade it
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