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having a hard time finding a AM3+ cooler


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Themkman

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hello

Can anyone answe if a AM3 cooler will fit on a AM3+ board as im having a hard time finding a decent cooler for my AMD FX4100

Thank you
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iammykyl

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Gday Themkman.
A big yes. (heat-sink)attachment is compatible, as there are no real specified mechanical differences in the attachment brackets. The main physical difference is an extra pin on AM3+ processors.
There are two basic styles, original type, blowing down onto the heat-sink, have compatible mechanical attachment. Tower type, they come with with their own mounting system to fit to the MB.
Example, > http://www.noctua.at...produkte&lng=en

Is this for better performance, or overcloccking?

Some more info, > http://archive.bench...d=436&Itemid=46
> http://www.frostytec...eid=2572&page=4
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thank you for your response, I am looking at over clocking the cpu a little as i am having serious issues with frame rate on ARMA games, they are very CPU hungry, even though my hardware meets the recommended requirements I am either having a bottleneck on the cpu or the game is very badly optimised for my pc,as my frame rate is sitting around 10 - 15 fps. I can how ever play battlefield 3 on ultra at 60+ FPS.

my rig is a AMD FX 4100
Nvidia GTX 660TI
16 Gb Ram
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Can I ask what is wrong with the suggestion that I made at your other topic http://www.amazon.co...6/?tag=pcp0f-21 did you read the user reviews at the link.
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sorry Phil, didn't see that one :)
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No worries Themkman I wasn`t sure if there was a problem with it, to be fair there are only three user reviews but they each give it 5 stars, it is mentioned that it was small and it is not a bad price :)

Less expensive option http://uk.pcpartpick...er-ccsiberian01

Edited by phillpower2, 07 July 2013 - 09:22 AM.
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