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All about Intel Core i7 Socket LGA 1366 Cooling (Page 1)

Processor, motherboard, three sticks of DDR3...what did we forget?
Chris Ramseyer | Nov 2, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time for this page
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All about Intel Core i7 Socket LGA 1366 Cooling

Introduction

Ready or not, the age of Nehalem is finally upon us and with it comes Intel's new Socket LGA 1366 processor interface. Socket LGA 775 has lived a long and distinguished life, longer than any other Intel processor socket to date. To put this in perspective, when LGA 775 first came on the scene we were still using Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) graphics cards.

For cooler manufacturers, Intel's i7 couldn't come soon enough. Since LGA 775 reigned supreme for such a long period of time, cooler sales have steadily declined. With diminishing returns on investment, funding for research and development has also dipped and without strong R&D, innovative new products come few and far between.

All about Intel Core i7 Socket LGA 1366 Cooling

It was time for Intel to finally show some love to cooler manufacturers and with LGA 1366 Intel is giving out more hugs and kisses than a "provider" on Craigslist having a Saturday night special.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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