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What is the difference between AM3 and AM3+ sockets

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Last response: in Components
April 22, 2012 10:30:49 AM

Hi guys
Im really interested in purchasing a aftermarket cpu cooler and the one I am looking at is a Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU Cooler. on the specs I have read it says that it is compatible with AM2, AM2+ and AM3. I have a AM3+ socket motherboard. would this cooler still be compatible?

what is the difference between the two AM3 and AM3+ sockets?

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April 22, 2012 10:35:53 AM

It will fit
a b à CPUs
April 22, 2012 10:57:46 AM

CPU coolers on AMD haven't changed since 939 as far as mounting goes. Vendors are usually too lazy to update their "support list" right away.

AM3+ is basically AM3 with faster HT bus, and some minor tweaks to the power management.