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I7 heatsink on an amd phenom processor?
Apr 17, 2010, 6:49 PM
Does anyone know if it would work? Have an extra i7 heatsink and thinking of building an AM3 based system. I know its not supposed to fit but has anyone tried to or am I being to cheap?
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
heatsink phenom processor
Apr 17, 2010, 7:34 PM
I doubt a stock one would. Alot of the aftermarket ones have compatibility for both. So, maybe?
And an AM3 CPU would come with a stock cooler, so I'm not really sure where you're going with this.
Apr 17, 2010, 10:14 PM
The cpu I was looking at does not have a stock amd cooler with it:
Amd Stock cooler replacment help!
AMD Phenom II X4 840T Processor
AMD Phenom stock cooler?
How can I know if my old cpu heatsink fits my new cpu?
AMD Phenom II X4 955 backward compatibility
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Apr 18, 2010, 1:46 AM
The problem is the mounting hardware. If the i7 heatsink is an original Intel unit, you are unfortunately out of luck.
Aftermarket HSF's are compatible because they include several sets of mounting hardware.
Apr 18, 2010, 4:23 AM
Dude, you cannot fit an original stock i7 cooler from intel to an AMD build
but if you have a aftermarket cooler, then check its socket compatibility list
Apr 18, 2010, 5:42 AM
Best answer selected by mmt.
Apr 18, 2010, 5:44 AM
thanks for info, will likely buy aftermarket unit off ebay.
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