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AM3 Socket Heatsink/Coolers

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November 6, 2009 3:02:23 PM

I am unable to find any Xigmatek coolers that are compatible with AM3 sockets except for Thor's Hammer, which if I read correctly doesn't come with side fans. Does anyone recommend any Cooler/Heatsinks for an AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz
a b K Overclocking
November 7, 2009 6:14:32 AM

Yup, I installed a Scythe Samurai Zz a few days ago on my Phenom II 710x3 and have been enjoying some awesome temps since. It is pretty cheap too, performs outside it's price for sure.
November 7, 2009 6:57:31 AM

dnabb05 said:
I am unable to find any Xigmatek coolers that are compatible with AM3 sockets except for Thor's Hammer, which if I read correctly doesn't come with side fans. Does anyone recommend any Cooler/Heatsinks for an AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz


I just got my Scythe Mugen 2 a few days ago.. took my cpu load temps down a lot (almost 20C over stock cooler!) . My cpu runs at 45C under load at 3.6GHZ on a phenom II 955.. so far so good =)))

So if it fits in your case, I recommend it!
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a b K Overclocking
November 7, 2009 12:02:39 PM

Here is a link to a very good web site with lots of useful information and reviews of AMD cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Scroll down the page to get to the AMD section. You can also use the embedded search engine to find out about AM3 compatible cpu heatsinks.
November 7, 2009 12:49:06 PM

Thanks a lot guys! Really appreciate the help.
November 7, 2009 12:55:47 PM

I would recommend a Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, I have one in an antec 900 and it is (atleast to my ears) silent on low settings while still keeping it very very cool
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