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June 7, 2010 2:21:41 AM

I have a slightly overclocked AMD Athlon X2 in a socket AM2 Mobo and I am wondering if if anyone can recomend a decent aftermarked heatsink that I do not have to remove the motherboard to install. I cannot seem to find any heatsinks that can just be screwed onto the mobo.

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a c 288 K Overclocking
June 7, 2010 6:47:56 AM

Hi.

None, for install any CPU cooler u need remove the mobo unless that ur case have a tray mobo.
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a b K Overclocking
June 7, 2010 12:52:42 PM

What!? You couldn't be more wrong saint19. Dunno where you got that idea from.

I install ALL my heatsinks onto the CPU while the motherboard is in the case. I've never once HAD to remove the motherboard first, but have some a couple of times to do a better job of sorting the fan's wires out. AM2 / AM3 use a simple retention bracket clip which granted is slightly easer to install outside of a case, but is still only a 2 minute job if the motherboard is installed even in tiny cases.

Back on topic.. you can find some cheap sinks here:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/198975
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176157
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147097
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169197
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164454
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195684

..and as with anything.. you pay for what you get in both quality and performance.

For what you're after, I'd spend around £20 to make sure you have a good quality cooler.
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June 7, 2010 4:41:58 PM

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a c 288 K Overclocking
June 7, 2010 7:30:49 PM

acer0169 said:
What!? You couldn't be more wrong saint19. Dunno where you got that idea from.

I install ALL my heatsinks onto the CPU while the motherboard is in the case. I've never once HAD to remove the motherboard first, but have some a couple of times to do a better job of sorting the fan's wires out. AM2 / AM3 use a simple retention bracket clip which granted is slightly easer to install outside of a case, but is still only a 2 minute job if the motherboard is installed even in tiny cases.

Back on topic.. you can find some cheap sinks here:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/198975
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176157
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147097
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169197
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164454
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195684

..and as with anything.. you pay for what you get in both quality and performance.

For what you're after, I'd spend around £20 to make sure you have a good quality cooler.



Like I see any one of those have a backplate, i'm not wrong just I assume that he want a cooler with backplate.
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a b K Overclocking
June 8, 2010 12:31:14 PM

I'm yet to see an AM2 / AM3 socket cooler use a back plate unless it's a super-high-end cooler or is a water block. Maybe you're more used to intel?
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a b K Overclocking
June 8, 2010 12:32:11 PM

Forte125 said:
Thanks


You're welcome mate.
As I said though, you get what you pay for. Don't spend £10 and expect the world. If you want a half-decent cooler £20 is the minimum you should be paying. Good luck :]
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a c 288 K Overclocking
June 8, 2010 1:41:09 PM

acer0169 said:
I'm yet to see an AM2 / AM3 socket cooler use a back plate unless it's a super-high-end cooler or is a water block. Maybe you're more used to intel?


I have a CM Hyper 212+ with an AM2+ and AM3 mobo coming to replace it.
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