Hi there guys.
I have bought an AMD 4130 processor and a SilenX Effizio EFZ-80HA3 Tower cooler. On the internet site where I bought it, it says it is also for the am3+ socket, but on the cooler site, it says it is only for am3. I received all today, and noticed this, since, when I put the cooler on the cpu, I can see that not all the cpu is covered by the bottom of the cooler. 1 mm on two sides is still viewable. Now I wonder: Do I have to get another cooler, specifically for am3+, or can I still use this, if I see that the whole of the cpu has termal paste on it? Or will this end up being detrimental (which I highly expect to be) to the cpu?
Thank you guys.
They use the same fastening mechanism so it is compatible as well with AM3+ without an issue. That 1mm would be visible with an AM3 CPU as well since they use the same heat spreader and are the same physical size.