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March 17, 2011 8:29:42 PM

I'm currently sporting a micro-ATX AM3 board from MSI, equipped with a Phenom X4 9850BE, which is a 2.5GHz, 125W processor. I've ordered a Phenom II X4 820, a 2.8GHz, 95W processor. The replacement, however, is an OEM chip, and will thus not include a HSF. As this is a lower-power chip, am I correct in assuming that it should generate less heat, as well, and should therefore be fine with the stock HSF from the old CPU?

Thank you for your time and assistance.

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March 20, 2011 9:24:58 PM

As long as the socket on the mobo is the same, it should work fine. AMD doesn't screw you over like Intel does :p 
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March 20, 2011 9:58:18 PM

ActionHobo said:
As long as the socket on the mobo is the same, it should work fine. AMD doesn't screw you over like Intel does :p 

Just one of the reasons I prefer AMD. ;) 
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March 22, 2011 2:05:23 PM

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