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Confused w/ heatsink combatability

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#1 frldyz


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 04:20 PM

AMD A-series
A6 7400K

Gigabye F2A68HM-H
Socket FM2+ supports AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ Technology
Dedicated audio hardware zone with Audio Noise Guard design
HDMI 1.4, D-sub ports for multi-display support
Native USB 3.0 and SATA3 ports with RAID support
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ for USB devices
Solid capacitors for APU VRM design

Looking to order a heatsink ( air ) or possibly liquid cooler.
I'm confused on how to filter my searches on newegg.

What is the correct fitting?

LGA 1151


LGA 1150

LGA 2011


AMD AM3 / Intel 1150

AMD AM3 / Intel 2011

AMD AM3 / Intel 1155

AMD AM3 / Intel 1366

LGA 1155

LGA 1156

Legacy CPU Socket

Intel LGA & AMD Socket

LGA 2066

And in each of these there are "subcategories"
Am I looking for anything that says FM2+? Does it have to have FM2+/FM2?


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 04:51 PM

Click the little down carrot next to each of the below AM3 listing. There will be sub-categories.


AMD AM3 / Intel 1150
  • Socket FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2/LGA 1156/1155/1150/775
  • Socket FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2/LGA 2011/1366/1155/1150
AMD AM3 / Intel 2011
Socket FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2/LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155
AMD AM3 / Intel 1155
Socket FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2/LGA 1366/1156/1155/775

#3 jonuk76


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:42 PM

I believe sockets FM1/FM2/FM2+/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ all use the same heat sink fitment.  So generally you'll find a recent cooler for an AMD CPU will list all those sockets as compatible (be aware AM4 is different however).  Many universal fit coolers will be supplied with fitting hardware for most recent AMD and Intel processors.


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