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. 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCheap Reliable AM3 Micro ATX motherboards ForumSocket FM2 heat sink fan help! ForumWill a AM3 CPU in a AM2 + socket and DDR2 Memory slow my computer down? ForumI am just wondering of these heat sinks which is the best? ForumAnybody used AM3 CPU on AM2 board successfully ? ForumOf these heat sinks which is the best? ForumAM2 + (quad cores) drop-in with AM2 ; *AND* cheap path to AM3 ForumHeat Sink Help? ForumCan i use AM2 fans on AM3 CPU? ForumAM3 heat sink that doesn't require a mounting bracket ForumWhat CPU Fan +Heatsinks fit AM3 sockets? ForumThe $929 AMD AM3 DDR3 build, please check if it all fits ForumAM3 Processor, AM2/AM2+ motherboard ForumQuestion about AM3 CPU on AM2 + motherboard ForumNeed help with fans for pc and cpu fans to replace stock heat sink fan ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 Forum[Solved] I7 930 serious heat problem!! Forum[Solved] North bridge fan and radiator fans for LCS ForumIntel i7 motherboards memory overclock ForumHelp connecting PSU/MOBO/COOLER/FANS More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !