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Heatsink AMD A8-3850

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August 11, 2012 12:41:06 AM

Hey guys, I have an AMD A8-3850 cpu from a previous hp computer.
I have now done my own build and wanted to bring the cpu over. I got the right motherboard and all is well but the cpu cooler (heat-sink) from hp does not fit the new mother board.

This is my new motherboard:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I need to know what kind of heat-sink to look for and what dimensions/ specs it needs. I would like to find something around $20 or less.

Any help is much appreciated.

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August 11, 2012 1:47:09 AM

What exactly about it doesn't fit? It should. AMD heatsinks are pretty much the same on any computer as far as I know. If its just a matter of it being difficult to latch down, you should know this is normal, they're just a pain in the butt.

Looking at the picture, it looks like its the same one that the Phenom II/Athlon IIs use, which makes sense since Llano basically is the same CPU just with onboard graphics.

Should look like this doohickey,
http://www.roflcopteralert.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/...

In a pinch, this should do the trick for you though:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
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August 11, 2012 2:37:51 AM

I too am curious as to why you can't use the cooler that came with the A8 originally. Can you post a pic of it?

If it is a matter of getting the cooler to latch on to the retention bracket, there is a trick I use if you're interested.
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August 11, 2012 1:01:29 PM

Its not that its tight to put on. The heat-sink is simply too wide and not long enough for the holes in my motherboard.
Thanks for the help. I want to try and find something local this way I don't have to wait a couple days.

Also, it did not come with the processor, it was a heat-sink that came with my hp pavilion. Maybe HP makes their own heatsinks?
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August 11, 2012 1:28:26 PM

Sorry to double post but isn't a cpu cooler normally a square design? I have been looking at some videos and it really doesn't look like my motherboard can fit those squares. Its more of a rectangle.
See here: http://oi49.tinypic.com/i25bnt.jpg
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August 11, 2012 5:34:51 PM

PresidentSwag said:
Sorry to double post but isn't a cpu cooler normally a square design? I have been looking at some videos and it really doesn't look like my motherboard can fit those squares. Its more of a rectangle.
See here: http://oi49.tinypic.com/i25bnt.jpg

There are 2 main types of heat sync coolers; Intel and AMD. Intel uses the 4 posts that penetrate the motherboard and lock on the backside. AMD uses the type that latches to the retension bracket that is pre-mounted on their boards. (Like in your pic)

AMD: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2676&p...
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