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November 9, 2011 4:04:03 AM

So I have a very basic question. I'm not big into overclocking and such so I have always used the stock fan/heatsink combo to come with my processors. Now I'm running an AMD Phenom II 810 AM3 Socket processor and I'm just curious how would I know what heatsink/fan is compatible. I mean what would I look for in the specs of a heatsink/fan combo to know it would work with my processor? I'm not really looking for anything giant or fancy, I just need to replace the stock heatsink/fan the 810 came with because the fan is screwless and its loose causing rattling during gaming. I wouldn't mind if someone points me to the exact stock item. Thanks

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November 9, 2011 4:45:26 PM

Thanks a lot man, for future references could you inform me on how I would know which ones would work on my CPU? Do I look for them by socket type?
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November 9, 2011 4:50:50 PM

No Problem.

Yep, Just look by socket type. The heatsyncs will list what sockets are supported in their specifications.

If you have what you need, please close the thread (by selecting a best answer).

Good luck with your new heatsync!
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November 9, 2011 5:11:03 PM

Thanks again guys! Your really helpful :) 
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November 9, 2011 5:11:10 PM

Best answer selected by Vampir1c.
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