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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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  1. Hi.

    None, for install any CPU cooler u need remove the mobo unless that ur case have a tray mobo.
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    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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  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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 :]
  8. 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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