CPU Compatibility

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Belspe3, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Belspe3

    Belspe3 New Member

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    I'm pretty sure that some cases have to be big enough to support a heat sink. But there aren't any comparability issues with the Cpu/Motherboard, right?
     
  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Uhh.

    What
     
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  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Between the CPU and what? Case? No, the motherboard just has to fit.
     
  4. Jiniix

    Jiniix Well-Known Member

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    Your case will either support ATX, E-ATX, mATX or any variant of ATX. ATX is the standard for motherboard sizes.
    For CPU coolers, specifically ones with heatsinks, your case has to be wide enough. That's entirely up to you to make sure.
     
  5. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    OP. Read about the difference in LGA 1150 and 1151. You'll soon learn that motherboard and CPU need to be compatible.
     
  6. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    As long as the socket is supported for the cooler your fine. Some coolers do cover RAM slots, but nowadays you won't come across much of those.
     

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