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    AM3 coolers - does a AM2+ Cooler work

    I am building a new AM3 rig and want a better cooler, Will a AM2 cooler work on a AM3 motherboard?

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    Re: AM3 coolers - does a AM2+ Cooler work

    I thought the AM3 and AM2+ sockets were the same.

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    Re: AM3 coolers - does a AM2+ Cooler work

    Socket and cooler mounting are identical, the only difference is electrical/signaling.

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    Re: AM3 coolers - does a AM2+ Cooler work

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Socket and cooler mounting are identical, the only difference is electrical/signaling.
    But I can use any cooler designed for AM2 for a AM3 socket.. Good stuff

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    Re: AM3 coolers - does a AM2+ Cooler work

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Socket and cooler mounting are identical, the only difference is electrical/signaling.
    Being really nit-picky, AM3 sockets must have 2 less holes then AM2, surely

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