Solved AM3+ Socket and Heatsink comparability. Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Socket Compatibility Last response: September 28, 2011 5:18 PM in CPUs Share illfindu September 28, 2011 5:09:01 PM I would like a response from some one who owns a AM3+ board. Is the AM3+ socket compatible with old AM3 CPU heatsink. To be clear I,m about to buy a AM3+ board and have a aftermarket AM3 fan and I,m wondering if i will need to get a new heatsink? More about : am3 socket heatsink comparability illfindu September 28, 2011 5:14:23 PM To clear up I have the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler m 0 l slcmike September 28, 2011 5:15:49 PM It should but w/o knowing the exact mobo not much we can advise on here. m 0 l Related resources Would this heatsink work with my AM3+ socket (942)? - Forum AM2+ heatsink in AM3+ socket? - Forum Socket AM3 CPU fan & heatsink compatible with socket AM3+? - Forum am3 heatsink to am3+ socket - Forum Whats An Good Heatsink For AMD Phenom II X4 AM3 Socket - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer illfindu September 28, 2011 5:17:28 PM The brackets on boards are almost totally , basically every single AM3 board uses the exact same heat sink bracket I'm just not aware if the AM3+ uses the same bracket as the AM3. m 0 l Best solution yummerzzz a b à CPUs September 28, 2011 5:18:30 PM Yes, the sockets are the same, I have a Asus M5A78L-M LX AM3+ Mobo, and I'm using an AM3 CoolerMaster Hyper TX3. Share illfindu September 28, 2011 5:18:53 PM Best answer selected by illfindu. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources QUIET Heatsink for am3 socket? Forum SolvedWill AM3 socket heatsinks fit on AM3+ socket mobo? Forum Heatsink for AM3 Socket Forum Using cpu fan and heatsink from socket 939 on am3 Forum Quiet Heatsink for AM3 socket Forum SolvedAre AM3 socket heatsinks compatible with AM3+ socket CPUs? Forum AM3 Socket Heatsink/Coolers Forum Socket AM3 heatsink/fan fit socket 939? Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard any good? Forum SolvedWanting to Upgrade, but I have a AM3 socket motherboard and am on a budget! Forum SolvedArctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro with socket AM3+? Forum Solvedam3 heatsink with am3+ Forum SolvedAMD FX 9590 4.7 GHz 8-core Socket AM3+ vs 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor Forum SolvedMobo for AM3+ socket processor Forum SolvedIs am3 heatsink mounting brackets the same as fm2+ mounting bracket Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !