I currently have a amd x2 6000 (125W) and upgrading to a phenom 945 (95W). I have the stock cooler to the 6000 and was wondering if it will work with the 945. I'm not sure if wattage is the only thing to measure what fans/heatsinks I can use or not or if i need to take into account the extra processing capabilities of the newer 945 processor.
Don't worry you'll be fine. They use the same socket retention system. The CPU will run far cooler as the heatsink is beefier. Its only like changing the stock heatsink for something like the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64, although the freezer 64 is better than the fan you'll be using.