Best Cpu Coolers for Lga775

Best Cpu Coolers for Lga775 – Intel changed from Socket 478 to LGA775 because the new pin type offers better power distribution to the processor, allowing the front side bus to be raised to 1600 MT/s. There are many CPUs available compatible with this socket type and the heat generation can vary significantly. For example, the Celeron D 450 generates a mere 35W, whilst the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 can run at a massive 136W!

As always, if you are still unsure which CPU cooler is right for you, please read our article “How do I choose a CPU cooler?” and remember to check the TDP, (i.e. its maximum heat output measured in watts) of your CPU to aid identifying a suitable cooler.

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1.Noctua NH-U9S

Pros & Cons

The NH-U9S is the successor to the NH-U9B SE2 which is an asymmetrical cooler with five heatpipes that not only provides better cooling performance than the previous generation but also improves compatibility with mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards.

The NH-U9B SE2 was 120mm deep with its two stock fans whereas the NH-U9S is asymmetrically built and measures only 95mm with its single fan thus providing better performance and compatibility at the same time. The improved asymmetrical design of the NH-U9S allows for a much lower profile and it also provides full compatibility with PCIe cards, be it on ATX, microATX or ITX.

2.Antec CPU Cooler

Pros & Cons

Still, there are times when you want a compact AIO to take the edge off your processor, and this is where the Antec Kühler H2O K120 saunters in, with its blue-lit fan (it only lights up under load) and budget price tag.

Antec has shifted the water pump away from the top of the CPU block and instead installed it into the radiator, which means that the CPU block is thinner than what you may be used to (it’s well under two inches thick). This has the side effect that there are no unwanted vibrations on the CPU itself, which could, in theory, lead to the block working itself loose or, worse, damaging your CPU or motherboard (although we’ve never experienced this, or heard of anyone suffering from it). Quiet! BK008

Pros & Cons

With the 92mm be quiet! BK008 cooling fan, the cooler is virtually silent and even at its maximum 2000RPM, it’s not as loud as you might imagine. Obviously, we would love to test acoustic performance, but due to not having a dedicated dead sound laboratory set up to do so, it would be absolutely pointless and those putting decibel meters up to it and taking readings, is pretty inaccurate, to say the least. That being said, you have to take my word for it that it’s quiet and I wouldn’t have expected anything different here from be quiet!

The thing is, that even with a compact design, being cooled with a 120mm fan, and that it is indeed very universal to both the sockets and its usage, the fact that it can be had for less than makes the deal that much sweeter. Of course, you could opt to buy from where the Pure Rock is listed at , or you can shop around a tad. This lead us to look at, where currently we find the Pure Rock sitting there ready to be nabbed for just , and it comes to the door free of charge. So right from the word go, we know what the cooler is made to do, we know what it costs, so let’s get right to it and see exactly what it is you get for this minimal investment.

4.Cooler Master Hyper 212

Pros & Cons

The cooling fin stack looks very similar to the Hyper 212 models of years past, but with some improvements.  A milled aluminum mounting block is fixed to the heatpipes of the  Evo v2 and provides much needed relief from the struggles of installing the original 212’s with the adjustable swing arm mount.  The cross-section of the cooling tower reveals offset heatpipes and an ‘open’ fin stack which allows airflow to escape at any angle.

The milled aluminum base has an aggressive saw-tooth milling that allows it to function not only as a mounting plate, but also to aid as additional thermal dissipation.  The tension mounting screws are maintained with washer clamps, further adding to the improved mounting system.


Pros & Cons

Compared to the NH-U12S, Deepcool’s Gammaxx 400 hangs an extra 0.1″ of fins off both the front and rear of the CPU socket. As a frugal builder, I can sympathize with anyone who actually needs the extra 0.1″ of memory clearance afforded by the costlier part. The Gammaxx 400 is also a little wider, though about half that difference comes from its wire fan retainers sticking out farther. All three coolers come with an extra set of clips to hold a second fan in push-pull orientation.

Four screws secure mounting brackets to the side of the Gammaxx 400’s base. The installation kit includes an AMD bracket for a motherboard’s stock clip-on retainer (oriented with clips at the sides), a universal square-ILM bracket with “push pin” locks for Intel’s LGAs up to 1366, and a similarly slotted bracket with spring-assisted LGA 2011x screws.


Best Cpu Coolers for Lga775 – Intel’s LGA775 (also known as socket T) was released back in 2006 and was Intel’s first CPU to feature pins on the motherboard and pads on the processor, rather than previous designs where pins on the CPU fitted into sockets on the motherboard.