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#1 michaelbrian

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:25 PM

Hello. I'm wanting to upgrade my heatsink from the one that came with the cpu. The problem I have is that there are not alot of them that seem to be compatible with my AMD Phenom II X3 720, since it is a Socket AM3. I would sure appreciate any suggestions. I only play games from time to time, so it doesn't have to be anything massive. Thanks.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....;srchInDesc=am3

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:46 PM

Thanks dpunisher, you gave me alot to work with. I appreciate your time.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:47 PM

Many heatsinks for AM2+ sockets will also work with AM3 sockets as well. Depending on your case, you may be limited to what you can use. Generally, it is a good idea to get the largest fan you can since they move more air and are quieter. However, they are quite large and may not fit into all cases. The XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler is an excellent cooler, but it is large. If you want a smaller fan the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler is a good choice, I have one.

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