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AMD Phenom II AM3 Stock Cooler: Physical Details

The AMD Phenom II AM3 stock cooler is composed of two heatpipes, a large copper base, and 48 aluminum fins. It measures 92 x 91 x 62 mm (L x W x H) and weighs 360 grams.


Both coolers are 62 mm tall but the AM3 model has a bigger fan and a smaller heatsink.


While the fins are similar in thickness and spacing to the AM2+ version, the total fin area is lower. The AM3 model has 11 fewer fins --- the difference is easily noticed.


The AM3 cooler has a different fan design, taller and with broad, flat blades, though the hub size and wingspan are almost identical.


Oddly, the AM3 cooler's base extends outward at the corners like a bearskin rug.


Installed on our test platform.



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