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Can the 3770 stock cooler be used on a 4770K?

By childofthetao
Dec 29, 2013
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  1. I accidentally bought a 4770K without a cooler :/

    But I have an unused 3770 stock cooler somewhere, would it be OK to use that?

    Thanks
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,203   +2,638

    I would say yes after reading the following. It seems the difference mentioned below is all in the backplate design. Since the stock cooler doesn't use a backplate, it is a non-issue.

    Noctua Offers Free LGA 1150 Haswell Mounting Kit Upgrade for Older Heatsinks
     
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  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,151   +195

  4. HafizNafes89

    HafizNafes89 TS Member

    I would only recommend it for short term purposes, but as soon as you can get a better cpu cooler then go for it. from my experience the haswell runs a bit hotter than the ivy-bridge.
     

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