Re: Heat sinks question
Simply answers to your questions:
Every brand and model has different specifications and therefore work differently.
Every processor type does require different mounting hardware, so a heat sink that fits a 462 CPU most likely will not fit a 754 CPU.
You need to at least match your CPU type with the heat sink.
Other requirements to look at are: form factor, noise level, cost, quality etc.
BTW never remove a heat sink and then run the unit. You will just burn up your CPU.
I suggest you goto your favorite on-line store and check the specifications on the various heat sink setups.
Hope this helps.
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