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Can I used a FX Stock CPU cooler on FM2+ motherboard?

My friend's fan on his stock cooler for his MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ has recently been failing (CPU is AMD A10-7850K APU)

I have a spare stock cooler from my 8320 that I never used. Will I be able to replace the fan with mine or if we must replace his cooler all together with mine? Or will it not fit properly?
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  1. Most coolers use standard fans so if the screw holes match up it should work.
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    Id use the entire cooler . The mountings are the same and its going to help the 7850K run cooler
  3. Outlander_04 said:
    Id use the entire cooler . The mountings are the same and its going to help the 7850K run cooler


    Might do that. Although he's nervous when it comes to installation and only wants to switch out the fan.

    I'm told the APU heatsinks are better at dissipating heat b/c the APU's get hotted compared to an FX. So I'm told anyway. But thank you.
  4. The APU heatink is rated for 100 watts . The FX for 125 watts
  5. Another vote for using the whole heatsink from the 8320. The Heatsinks that come with <100W AMD CPU's are pathetic hunks of aluminum.
  6. mdocod said:
    Another vote for using the whole heatsink from the 8320. The Heatsinks that come with <100W AMD CPU's are pathetic hunks of aluminum.


    My thoughts exactly . Those budget AMD heatsinks are only a little better than the intel stock coolers
  7. Actually the Intel stock coolers are arguably better, at least they have a copper slug in them. Better heat-flux performance at the chip deals with high thermal density better, and runs quieter for a given thermal load.
  8. mdocod said:
    Actually the Intel stock coolers are arguably better, at least they have a copper slug in them. Better heat-flux performance at the chip deals with high thermal density better, and runs quieter for a given thermal load.


    way less surface area , exposed fans that get jammed easier , and a poorer design for case air flow too
    and that copper slug increases heat transfer by about 0.04% and then still has to transfer heat back to the alloy which happens at exactly the same rate as the AMD heatsick does so its not going to help much either
  9. Try cooling an i7-4790K at stock settings with the "95W" AMD cooler. It won't work. Go the other way around and retrofit the Intel cooler to a "95W" AMD chip and it will work fine.
  10. mdocod said:
    Try cooling an i7-4790K at stock settings with the "95W" AMD cooler. It won't work. Go the other way around and retrofit the Intel cooler to a "95W" AMD chip and it will work fine.


    Are you arguing AMD chips run cooler than an intel?
    Certainly looks like it ......or you must be wrong

    clever mounting bracket you must have used too since they are not even compatible
  11. This is an AMD thread. Why do intel fan boys always feel the need to bring up intel everywhere they go. I don't have an Intel stock cooler and I don't plan to use one.
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