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 Heatsink for AM3 Socket Forum SolvedWill AM3 socket heatsinks fit on AM3+ socket mobo? Forum Using cpu fan and heatsink from socket 939 on am3 Forum Quiet Heatsink for AM3 socket Forum AM3 Socket Heatsink/Coolers Forum SolvedAre AM3 socket heatsinks compatible with AM3+ socket CPUs? Forum Socket AM3 heatsink/fan fit socket 939? Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Socket AM3 AMD ATX Motherboard bios update Forum SolvedThermal Paste In AM3+ Socket 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 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !