Good cooler that is compatible with Socket 1155?

By klepto12 · 7 replies
Jan 9, 2011
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  1. Was wondering if anyone can suggest a Good HSF for the new socket 1155
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,115   +9

    nvm i just read that they are same as 1156 coolers so sorry to bother you all.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    Indeed, Intel at least made sure coolers from the previous LGA 1156 socket processors are compatible with the new breed of Sandy Bridge motherboards and CPUs.
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I'm starting off trying the one that comes with a retail Sandybridge processor.
    If that doesn't give decent temps with it overclocked I'll think pick up a 1156 HSF and some Artic Silver thermal paste (which I would use with the retail HSF but can't seem to find my tube of it since I moved my PC "Spares" to my girlfriends flat).
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,115   +9

    im just glad there compatible with each other so i can use a nice cooler like the corsair 70 or something and try to get 4.8ghz out of the 2600k :)
  6. lacer

    lacer TS Member Posts: 25

  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Good suggestion. i've put H50 on mines now, but wondering if I should have picked the H70. Just worried it would have been too much in the Corsair 600T case. But anything that fits 1156 socket should fit 1155 without problem.
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Thats good for enthusiasts to know, as means they can use tried and tested LGA1156 coolers without worrying whether its up to the job or not! :)

    I must admit I was wondering last night about it as I was looking at water CPU coolers and how long it would be until we started seeing LGA1155 versions arrive.

    Kind of explains why I didn't see any now. :haha:

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