How to Find Out What CPU Cooler I Have

By | July 26, 2021
How to Find Out What CPU Cooler I Have
How to Find Out What CPU Cooler I Have

Do you know what type of CPU cooler you have? If not, then this article is perfect for you. We’ll go over a few ways to figure out your CPU’s make and model so that we can find the correct CPU cooler for it. 

It is important to get the right one because if we don’t, our computer will be running hot and even damage the circuitry inside!

How to Find Out What CPU Cooler I Have

To find out which CPU cooler is installed on your PC, follow these steps:

  • Check the label on the CPU cooler.
  • Uninstall any installed CPUs and remove the current CPU cooler. 
  • Compare the label on the old CPU cooler to the ones you have lying around and see how many pipes it has. In total, there are three pieces of information: a manufacturer name, a model number, and how many pipes it has. If the model number on your cooler is not listed, you may have an unknown brand.
  • Buy a CPU with the same amount of pipes and put it into your PC as boot CPU. 
  • Check how hot it gets compared to how warm your other CPU(s) get. The hotter a CPU gets, the more likely it is that the fan turns slower due to its exceeded temperature. During intensive 3D programs, this will lead to overheating in no time and force the system to shut down if too much heat has been produced over a longer time. 
  • Finally, – Buy a new CPU cooler (I recommend the Noctua NH-D15, which I use myself), install it into your PC, and you are ready to go! If possible, avoid airflow obstructions near your CPU cooler.


I recommend the Noctua NH-D15, which I use myself. It’s perfect for those who want to keep their systems running cool and quiet without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for a low-noise yet high-quality CPU cooler that won’t break your budget or compromise how long it lasts, consider this one as an option.