I have a fancy CPU cooler for my older LGA 775 Intel CPU. I want to upgrade to an LGA 1155, including a new motherboard and RAM. Would I be able to re-use the CPU cooler? Or would I need a new one (using either the OEM cooler or buying another aftermarket cooler)?
Ok, so I've purchased a LGA 1155 motherboard (ASRock P67 Extreme4) which has 775 cooler mounting holes, I'll update this again after attempting an install.
It works! The cpu cooler mounts at a slight angle though which is a little annoying, but other than that seems good. I can overclock from 3.3GHz to 4.2GHz, and the highest core temp I hit under load is 68C, so I'm pretty happy still.