News Intel's LGA1700 CPUs Will Need New Coolers, or at Least New Mounts

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Both ridiculous and annoying. They could at least wait 3 socket generations. Build in a few extra millimeters or many mm now for future growth! Stop forcing me to buy new coolers every generation!

This is bad customer service, as is their blockade on ECC ram. Linus was right to scold Intel over that. AMD does a better job of some future padding in this area for cpu sockets.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/Linus-blasts-intel-on-strangling-ecc-memoryf

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Just thought I'd correct here. Intel has done this in some prior generations.
https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/intel-comet-lake-cpu-socket-compatibility

I do expect changes from time to time, anybody should.
 
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logainofhades

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Both ridiculous and annoying. They could at least wait 3 socket generations. Build in a few extra millimeters or many mm now for future growth! Stop forcing me to buy new coolers every generation!

This is bad customer service, as is their blockade on ECC ram. Linus was right to scold Intel over that. AMD does a better job of some future padding in this area for cpu sockets.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/Linus-blasts-intel-on-strangling-ecc-memoryf

EDIT:
Just thought I'd correct here. Intel has done this in some prior generations.
https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/intel-comet-lake-cpu-socket-compatibility

I do expect changes from time to time, anybody should.
Intel's mounting pattern hasn't changed since 1st gen mainstream core ix series. A cooler you had on a P55 board, would easily install the same, on a Z590. That's a 12yr span, of the same mounting pattern.
 

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So I could have re-used the old Zalman cooler (originally bought for a Pentium D that overheated using the stock cooler, then used on a Core2 Extreme) when I built the new system a few months ago? Interesting. Though the new cooler works just as well if not better, is LOTS quieter, and much less bloodthirsty (no knife edges on the fins).
 

logainofhades

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So I could have re-used the old Zalman cooler (originally bought for a Pentium D that overheated using the stock cooler, then used on a Core2 Extreme) when I built the new system a few months ago? Interesting. Though the new cooler works just as well if not better, is LOTS quieter, and much less bloodthirsty (no knife edges on the fins).
Pentium D and Core 2 were both LGA 775, so it probably wouldn't work on a newer 115x/1200 based sockets, without an adapter. I was able to use the same cooler, on my i5 750, as I did on a 6700k.
 

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