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Will a Socket 775 CPU cooler work on a 1150 motherboard without modding?

RUsum1 9,544 1,696 May 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM More Newegg Deals
I have two old CPU coolers.

ZEROtherm [newegg.com]
Vendetta [newegg.com]

They both only list Socket 775 as far as Intel compatibility because they were created before these newer sockets were invented. But since they are just CPU coolers, do the holes line up the same in these new builds?

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I have two old CPU coolers.

ZEROtherm [newegg.com]
Vendetta [newegg.com]

They both only list Socket 775 as far as Intel compatibility because they were created before these newer sockets were invented. But since they are just CPU coolers, do the holes line up the same in these new builds?
LGA775 and LGA1150 have different heatsink mounting hole pattern. If your heatsink only supports LGA775 socket, it will not mount on LGA1150 board.
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since you can google the answer easily, this maybe just a rant about asshole Intel?

me too, i hate the mounting design that came with the CPU since 775, even more after the 115x

this one may work,
Noctua NM-i115x Mounting Kit $8
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since you can google the answer easily, this maybe just a rant about asshole Intel?

me too, i hate the mounting design that came with the CPU since 775, even more after the 115x

this one may work,
Noctua NM-i115x Mounting Kit $8
Not sure what terms you used to look it up. I tried a couple different searches. Most seemed to say no but a few said yes and there was even a YouTube video I found that showed a person mounting a 775 cooler on an 1150 motherboard but he put screws through the bottom of the mobo and into the cooler so I wasn't sure if he drilled out holes or if this particular motherboard happened to have holes there for some reason
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no, they won't - but you can try just sending an e-mail to the manufacture, lots of them will just ship you the necessary mounting brackets for free (since they usually don't change the heatsink design and just add more bracket types for their newer SKU's)
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no, they won't - but you can try just sending an e-mail to the manufacture, lots of them will just ship you the necessary mounting brackets for free (since they usually don't change the heatsink design and just add more bracket types for their newer SKU's)
Thanks for the suggestion. I sent an email to OCZ to see what they say. I can't seem to find a website for ZEROtherm however. Have then gone out of business?
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[..]. I can't seem to find a website for ZEROtherm however. Have then gone out of business?
Support Phone: 1-408-499-3850

This number answers with anonymous hold music and then goes to (an unidentified) voicemail today (Sunday), but you can give it a try on a business day.

Good luck
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I have two old CPU coolers.

ZEROtherm [newegg.com]
Vendetta [newegg.com]

They both only list Socket 775 as far as Intel compatibility because they were created before these newer sockets were invented. But since they are just CPU coolers, do the holes line up the same in these new builds?

Maybe. ASRock is the only board manufacturer I know of that provides legacy mounting holes for older coolers. My 1155 board had mounting holes for 775 cooler and they worked out great. The cooler sits at a slight angle which causes it to overlap the nearest DIMM slot, though because my RAM has short heat spreaders, this is a non-issue.
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Not sure what terms you used to look it up. I tried a couple different searches. Most seemed to say no but a few said yes and there was even a YouTube video I found that showed a person mounting a 775 cooler on an 1150 motherboard but he put screws through the bottom of the mobo and into the cooler so I wasn't sure if he drilled out holes or if this particular motherboard happened to have holes there for some reason
Fun fact: 1156 / 1155 / 1150 all share the same mounting mechanism. I've been using my Hyper 212+ for years!

Since 1156 was preceded by 775, you would just have to look to see if the manufacturer supports both 775 and 1156.

Note: I have seen a couple motherboards (Asrock and someone else), where the motherboard itself had mounting holes for both 775 AND 115x. Very interesting design...

Here's an example of a heatsink mount that has holes for 775, 115x, and 1366. I believe that the middle "hole" is 115x, and the inner one is 775, so even though they are close in proximity, they are not identical.

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content...000451.jpg
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Fun fact: 1156 / 1155 / 1150 all share the same mounting mechanism. I've been using my Hyper 212+ for years!

Since 1156 was preceded by 775, you would just have to look to see if the manufacturer supports both 775 and 1156.

Note: I have seen a couple motherboards (Asrock and someone else), where the motherboard itself had mounting holes for both 775 AND 115x. Very interesting design...

Here's an example of a heatsink mount that has holes for 775, 115x, and 1366. I believe that the middle "hole" is 115x, and the inner one is 775, so even though they are close in proximity, they are not identical.

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content...000451.jpg
This is the motherboard I will use. It doesn't appear to have 775 holes
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no, they won't - but you can try just sending an e-mail to the manufacture, lots of them will just ship you the necessary mounting brackets for free (since they usually don't change the heatsink design and just add more bracket types for their newer SKU's)
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Thanks for the suggestion. I sent an email to OCZ to see what they say. I can't seem to find a website for ZEROtherm however. Have then gone out of business?
Awe man, this is the email response I got from OCZ

OCZ Technology has not been manufacturing cooling products for the past several years, and the new company, OCZ Storage Solutions, solely produces SSDs so there are no upgrade brackets available, sorry. You may be able to find a third-party adaptor bracket for sale that works with your new CPU socket size, one possible vendor is Xigmatec. Our support staff could possibly make a suggestion as well:
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LGA775 uses a hole spacing of 72mm

LGA1155/1156/1150 uses a hole spacing of 75mm

That 3mm difference matters, as I learned when I bought an Alpine 7 Pro, made for LGA1155/1150, and tried to use it on an LGA775 motherboard. I had to elongate the holes where the plastic push pins go into the brackets, and if your OCZ Vendetta is like the one below, you should be able to make it fit by doing the same, using either a round file or a Dremel, either to the holes for those push pins or to the holes where the metal brackets attach to the heatsink.



OTOH the ZEROtherm Zen uses fixed plates for all 4 mounting points. You can replace the bottom plate with nuts and plastic washers, but I don't see how the top plate can be modified:

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LGA775 uses a hole spacing of 72mm

LGA1155/1156/1150 uses a hole spacing of 75mm

That 3mm difference matters, as I learned when I bought an Alpine :7 Pro, made for LGA1155/1150, and tried to use it on an LGA775 motherboard. I had to elongate the holes where the plastic push pins go into the brackets, and if your OCZ Vendetta is like the one below, you should be able to make it fit by doing the same, using either a round file or a Dremel, either to the holes for those push pins or to the holes where the metal brackets attach to the heatsink.



OTOH the ZEROtherm Zen uses fixed plates for all 4 mounting points. You can replace the bottom plate with nuts and plastic washers, but I don't see how the top plate can be modified:

Well it's the motherboard that is 1150 and cooler that is 775 so that would mean modifying the holes on the motherboard. Would rather not risk damaging my motherboard.

Thanks for suggestions though
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LGA775 uses a hole spacing of 72mm

LGA1155/1156/1150 uses a hole spacing of 75mm

That 3mm difference matters, as I learned when I bought an Alpine 7 Pro, made for LGA1155/1150, and tried to use it on an LGA775 motherboard. I had to elongate the holes where the plastic push pins go into the brackets, and if your OCZ Vendetta is like the one below, you should be able to make it fit by doing the same, using either a round file or a Dremel, either to the holes for those push pins or to the holes where the metal brackets attach to the heatsink.

OTOH the ZEROtherm Zen uses fixed plates for all 4 mounting points. You can replace the bottom plate with nuts and plastic washers, but I don't see how the top plate can be modified:
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Well it's the motherboard that is 1150 and cooler that is 775 so that would mean modifying the holes on the motherboard.
If the feet are too big for the shoes, you try stretching the shoes, not shrinking the feet. Big Grin

Just as I elongated the 1150/1155 heatsink's mounting holes inward so they'd fit the 775 motherboard, you can elongate the OCZ 775's heatsink's holes outward to make them fit an 1150 motherboard.

Never, ever modify holes in any motherboard because motherboards are made of several layers of copper traces. The inner traces are invisible from the outside, and enlarging a hole can easily cut or short an inner trace and ruin a motherboard.
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