Question I7 8700 not compatible????

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When I first built my computer around a year and a half ago I made sure everything was compatible. I bought a coffee lake i7-8700 CPU and an Asus Prime Z370-A as my motherboard. Well I'm checking pc part picker to see what cpu coolers are available that would fit this setup and all of a sudden I see that the i7-8700 and the motherboard are not compatible????? I even went to the asus website and the cpu is not listed there as a compatible one. If it's not compatible, how the hell am I using it????
 

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Simple answer would be that they either didn’t test it or it’s an error in their website. They don’t always get everything right a lot of manufacturers say for instance that a motherboard supports 16gb of ram when actually it can use 32gb of ram, sometimes they just don’t list things
 
Sigh, well now it's a problem because apparently some coolers are compatible with either product seperately, or with one and not the other
If a cooler fits the lga115x socket, it will fit. That cpu is no different than any of the other cpus that board supports. So I wouldn't worry at all about cooler compatibility. The only consideration I'd put into cooler choice is case clearance.
 

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