Would AM2 heat sinks+fans work on AM3 motherboards? Tags: Heatsinks Heat Motherboards Overclocking Product Last response: March 29, 2010 3:17 AM in Overclocking Share tuesday0180 March 29, 2010 1:39:52 AM Which fan/heat sink will fit on this motherboard? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Im going to buy an OEM Phenom II x3 cpu and need a heat sink. There aren't many AM3 heat sinks on newegg. Would AM2 heat sinks work? More about : am2 heat sinks fans work am3 motherboards Shadow703793 a b V Motherboard a b K Overclocking March 29, 2010 2:06:09 AM Yes. AM2/2+ Heatsinks will fit AM3 as the socket hole layout is the same. m 0 l JohnnyLucky a b V Motherboard a b K Overclocking March 29, 2010 3:05:45 AM ^5 +1 what shadow said! When I upgraded from an AM2 to an AM3 system I didn't have any problems using the same cpu heatsink. Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm Scroll down the page to see the list of recommend AMD cpu heatsinks. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jedimasterben a b K Overclocking March 29, 2010 3:17:06 AM Frostytech = amazing. You'll find the perfect heatsink for what you need there. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHELP WITH CHOOSING WHAT FANS AND HEAT SINKS I CAN BUY FOR ASUS M2N61-AR AM2 please!! Forum SolvedWhat heat fan/sink and motherboard combination will work well with AMD Bulldozer FX4130 or AMD FX 4100 ? Forum SolvedPossible to make an AM3 CPU work on an AM2+ motherboard? Forum SolvedWill a Am3 cpu work on this am2 motherboard? Forum Will an am3 processor work with my am2+ motherboard? Forum SolvedWill AM3 fan fit AM2 motherboard? Forum CPU fan is too large for case and shorting MOBO. Can I file down heat sinks? Forum Heat sink fan for new motherboard Forum Fans and heat sinks without a custom back plate Forum Solvedwill this heat sink work with this mobo and cpu? Forum New motherboard fan/heat sink Forum SolvedAM2 cooler AM3 motherboard Forum SolvedEnermax T-40 Cluster CPU Air Cooler vs Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Heat Sink With Dual Noctua Fans Forum SolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard Forum SolvedAM3 heat sink that doesn't require a mounting bracket Forum SolvedWill my heat sink CPU cooling fan support my build??? Forum SolvedWhat does a motherboards heat sink do? Forum SolvedWould using an am3 processor on an am2+ motherboard damage the cpu permanently? Forum SolvedIf i have an Am2 or Am3 soc, should all am2/3 work? Forum Heat sinks on memory, will this fan fit?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !