Hello everyone, this forum solved many doubts i had in the past, and saved me from several computer disasters (and still does) so i believe it's time to get involved in it.
To begin with here's my issue, i recently got a FX 8120 processor, temperatures perform pretty well under load (even using prime95). They don't go over 43-47º C with stock cooler, but the problem is that this cooler does too much noise. I have a fan from an old Athlon Processor i had, which is bigger and makes less noise, and seems to fit perfectly on the FX heatsink. My question is if it is possible to replace the fan (not the heatsink) and put that fan from the Athlon pc that still works in the FX heatsink ?
Wouldn't hurt to try. Just remove the 4 screws located on the fan and see if it works size-wise, width and screws go all the way through. If not, just screw it back on. Measure the size against it. Not sure what your old Athlon was but Bulldozer does run pretty hot and your old Athlon fan may run at the same speed/same noise.