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Will sunbeam CCTF heatsink fit am3 motherboard?

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May 7, 2010 2:03:42 AM

On the specs it says its compatible with Socket 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2 / LGA 775.

What socket is an AM3?

Here is the heatsink in question

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 7, 2010 11:35:03 PM

Just got my heatsink today and installed it. So yea it will fit an AM3 motherboard. Infact you don't need to remove the backplate. It clamps right on.
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May 7, 2010 11:39:30 PM

Glad it worked. In most cases coolers will fit unless you have tall ram/chipset heatsinks.
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May 7, 2010 11:53:22 PM

EXT64 said:
Glad it worked. In most cases coolers will fit unless you have tall ram/chipset heatsinks.



Yea in my case it almost didn't work. I had to set it up so that the fan is pulling the air from the cpu to the rear exhaust fan. I wasnt able to set it as a push fan because my tall ram chips blocked it.
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May 8, 2010 3:12:44 AM

Yep, and AMD sockets want the ram in the two closest slots too I think. On my i5 it would have been pretty close if it weren't that the ram could go one extra slot over.
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May 8, 2010 4:12:11 AM

Best answer selected by tuesday0180.
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