Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

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Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by dan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:04 am

I currently have a 775 heat pipe cooler, scythe ninja, that uses push pin through 4 holes. I see motherboards based on 1156 also uses push pin 4 holes. Are they physically compatible? (discounting issues like placement of MOSET or caps, physical space, etc.,) are the distance between the holes the same in 1156 as 775, and is the height the same so good contact can be made?

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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by ces » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:50 am

dan wrote:I currently have a 775 heat pipe cooler, scythe ninja, that uses push pin through 4 holes. I see motherboards based on 1156 also uses push pin 4 holes. Are they physically compatible? (discounting issues like placement of MOSET or caps, physical space, etc.,) are the distance between the holes the same in 1156 as 775, and is the height the same so good contact can be made?
Noctua will give you a new mounting system for free id you can show them your receipts for the board or chip and the CPU cooler.

Many, if not most, of the others... such as Scythe and Thermalright will sell you an updated mounting kit. As you move down the list to lesser brands you start running into problems.
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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by dan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:05 pm

ces wrote:
dan wrote:I currently have a 775 heat pipe cooler, scythe ninja, that uses push pin through 4 holes. I see motherboards based on 1156 also uses push pin 4 holes. Are they physically compatible? (discounting issues like placement of MOSET or caps, physical space, etc.,) are the distance between the holes the same in 1156 as 775, and is the height the same so good contact can be made?
Noctua will give you a new mounting system for free id you can show them your receipts for the board or chip and the CPU cooler.

Many, if not most, of the others... such as Scythe and Thermalright will sell you an updated mounting kit. As you move down the list to lesser brands you start running into problems.
scythe doesn't list 1156 for its original ninja.

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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by boost » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:16 pm

Scythe makes the universal retention kit 3.
I don't know if it's available everywhere.
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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by Metaluna » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:12 pm

boost wrote:Scythe makes the universal retention kit 3.
I don't know if it's available everywhere.
Wow that backplate looks like even more "fun" than the one that came with my Xigmatek SD964. Good luck trying to figure out which of those holes line up with the mounting holes (hint: you can't tell you got it wrong until the fourth screw won't go in), while holding the motherboard up sideways and trying to lower the heatsink into place and screw it in, all without messing up the thermal paste.

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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by ces » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Metaluna wrote:Wow that backplate looks like even more "fun" than the one that came with my Xigmatek SD964. Good luck trying to figure out which of those holes line up with the mounting holes (hint: you can't tell you got it wrong until the fourth screw won't go in), while holding the motherboard up sideways and trying to lower the heatsink into place and screw it in, all without messing up the thermal paste.
YUCK. How about Noctua and Thermalright?
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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by dan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:32 pm

I have the original scythe ninja though, from years back. the adapter kit i have works with 775 push holes.

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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by cmthomson » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:45 pm

1155/1156 CPU mounting has its holes in different positions from 775. Most motherboards will not accommodate a 775 heat sink.

The Asrock p67 Sandy Bridge motherboard has holes for both kinds of heat sinks (they did this mostly for folks with expensive water cooling systems, but other heat sinks such as the Ninja are also supported).

BTW, the original Ninja did not have push pins, it had a back plate and rail system that emulated the then-popular AMD mounting system; the heat sink itself had a set of four spring-loaded clips. It was the Rev B Ninja that introduced the Intel push-pin mounting, which except for ease of installation, was distinctly inferior.
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Re: Do 775 push-pin coolers work 1156?

Post by Olle P » Thu May 05, 2011 3:01 am

boost wrote:Scythe makes the universal retention kit 3.
I don't know if it's available everywhere.
The problem isn't the low availability but the high cost when available.
A brand new Scythe cooler with mounting and fan will (at least here in Sweden) cost only $ 5-10 extra, so buying the retention kit doesn't seem worth it.

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