Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

older aftermarket cpu cooler on new amd+ 6 core

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
April 5, 2013 8:22:52 PM

I just purchased an AMD 6300 3.5ghz processor and was wondering if I could use the aftermarket cooler I had purchased for my old phenom 9750 quad core.

My cooler is a Rocketfish rf-upcuwr.

Or should I stick with the cooler the cpu comes with? I would like to overclock without having to buy another cooler.

a b à CPUs
April 5, 2013 8:30:21 PM

If your old CPU cooler is compatible with the AM3/AM3+ socket then you can use it on your new processor. Just make sure that you clean all of the old heatsink compound off and reapply the new compound correctly.
m
0
l
April 5, 2013 8:38:17 PM

No your old processor was am2+ your new one is am3+ different sockets so i doubt it will be compatible. You may be able to make it worK. aftermarket coolers are only about $30
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
May 9, 2013 7:52:56 PM

gity69 said:
No your old processor was am2+ your new one is am3+ different sockets so i doubt it will be compatible. You may be able to make it worK. aftermarket coolers are only about $30


I beg to differ with you on this one. Have a look at his article on Wikipedia regarding the compatability between AM2, AM2+, AM3, and AM3+ sockets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AM3%2B#Socket_AM3.2B . The physical size and layout of the mounting holes and package sizes are all the same and, therefore, any heatsink fan assembly that works with the older sockets will work with the newest one.
m
0
l
Related resources
!