Such a strange question?

Hello! I found this forum very useful and I have been reading it for a while. Congratulations for it! :)


Why am I posting? Well ...

I have bought an AMD FX 6100 processor. It will replace my former Athlon 64 X2 6400 processor.


Now... to the fun side. :D

The Athlon was rated to get up at 125W. The FX should need 95.

Athlon - http://computermonger.com/wp-content/uploads/reviews/amd_athlon_64_x2_6400/amd_athlon_x2_6400_fan_cpu.jpg

FX - http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronage/6264152838/in/photostream/

I guess you can guess what I am guessing might be possible and good to do. The Athlon heat sink + cooler seems better at handling higher temperatures (since the Athlon was hotter) and compared to the FX one, it seems to benefit from copper heat pipes, not just have one Aluminium radiator.

So.... If I install the Athlon heatsink + cooler over the FX6100 processor... Will it work?
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  1. The links are broken.
  2. Yes it will work.

    A higher rated TDP HS/F with identical mounting will be fine. No need for pics. Socket design/mounts hasn't changed mechanically. 125W cooler will obviously cool a 95w part.
  3. Americanbrian - Thank you for your opinion!!!


    Sorry about the links in the first message, I cannot edit it properly.. (You are not allowed to edit this message!)


    Maybe because it is my first post I cant add traditional links or something... They dont work even after editting them in quick mode.

    So... copy paste mode..

    Athlon - http://computermonger.com/wp-content/uploads/reviews/amd_athlon_64_x2_6400/amd_athlon_x2_6400_fan_cpu.jpg


    Fx - http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronage/6264152838/in/photostream/
  4. Alternativelly you can buy a cheap, but very efficient after market cooler, the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  5. jemm said:
    Alternativelly you can buy a cheap, but very efficient after market cooler, the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    doesn't that only cool Intel processers?
  6. If you want universal cooler, just look @ Xigmatek brands. However, they are not cheap, but provides the BEST cooling solution for heavy duty - overclocker and intensive gamers.

    That is your warning... it NOT cheap!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233087&Tpk=Aegir%20SD128264
  7. Thank you for all your replies! :love:

    I should have been more clear... I am not really interested in buying another cooler or investing in that. :sarcastic:


    But since I already have the Athlon cooler + sink... I am just wondering if it is not better than the stock FX one. So, I am just deciding which one to keep in the closet.
  8. use the copper hs on the cpu, the aluminum one goes to the recycling center.
  9. noob2222 said:
    use the copper hs on the cpu, the aluminum one goes to the recycling center.


    Good one, copper is a better heat conductor. That is a WIN! :)

    P.S. I am not going into details. Science will kill everybodies' mood swing...
  10. benjamincakir said:
    doesn't that only cool Intel processers?


    Though the OP doesn´t want to buy one, the cooler is universal, it is good for both Intel Socket: LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 and AMD Socket: FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
  11. HELP!!!!

    So, I have installed the Athlon cooler (fan + heat sink), sort of.

    I detached the fan from the new FX cooler and fitted it onto the old Athlon heat sink. (because the Athlon fan was some years old etc).

    ANYWAY, the problem is that in bios I do not see any „targeted CPU” temperature or something like that. So now my CPU fan is running in „smart mode”, but it does not turn off completely (0 RPM) like with the old Athlon. For example, now my damn CPU is at 14*C and the fan is doing 1400 RPM. Dafuq!?

    This is my mum board - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3908

    How the fudge can I make it stop completely for under a certain CPU temperature?
  12. That board doesn't allow you to control the fan from the bios.
  13. Yes, I guess youre right. I will have to use software. Do not like using software for stuff like this, Im always worried it might freeze.
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