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Heatsinks that fit onto existing AM3 Board mounts for 955be

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April 21, 2010 5:22:27 PM

Hey I'm looking for a heat sink/fan that will clip right onto the existing mounts on the AM3 boards for my phenom II x4 955be.

Took me awhile to do all the wire management and stuff so I don't really want to remove the whole board to install a new sink.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
a b K Overclocking
April 21, 2010 7:15:49 PM

The CPU/sink is the first thing you install when you are building. If you want to install a sink that requires no backplate you will have to settle for a mediocre cooler.

The only cooler that I can recommend if the freezer 7 as long as you do not go crazy with the overclocks. The freezer 7 is overpriced for what you get so choose wisely!

I strongly recommend that you remove the board and install a cooler that requires a backplate unless you will be running your CPU at no more than 3.7/3.8Ghz.
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April 22, 2010 12:55:06 AM

Agree backplate coolers are better. And that one linked above (Cooler Master plus 212) is worth every penny.

Currently I'm running my amd 955 at 3.8 ghz and it runs idle at 27c and on 100% load on all 4 cores, it's like 40-41c.
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a b K Overclocking
April 22, 2010 1:55:05 AM

THe CoolerMaster TX3 would also work and does a decent job of cooling though it is a 92mm design instead of the 120mm design on the 212+ so isn't quite as good at higher OC's --- and it does not require the backplate.
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