View Full Version : [SOLVED] Heat sinks question

April 20th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Essentially my question is, is one heat sink as good as the next?

I have one off a socket 462 CPU will it work to cool a socket 754?

April 20th, 2011, 02:39 AM
Simply answers to your questions:

No and

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.


April 20th, 2011, 11:56 PM
thanks for the info.

"You need to at least match your CPU type with the heat sink."
DO you mean AMD to AMD or socket type, if by some chance the mount did fit,