Does AM2 heat sink fit AM3?

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coweater58
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Does AM2 heat sink fit AM3?

Post by coweater58 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:31 am

I haven't built an AMD system in over 5 years and don't really keep up with them. I'm build a Computer for a friend and he wants the new Athlon II x4 620 and was wonder if AM2/+ heat sinks fit AM3.

I was looking at the Scythe MUGEN-2, XIGMATEK HDT-S1283, Thermalright HR-01, Scythe Ninja 2 Rev. B. some i did find a AM3 bracket but other none.

He wants to use the Antec mini p180 they would have to fit in the case to.

Appreciate the help thanks.
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Post by bendit » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:24 pm

yes it should.

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Post by borrible » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:34 am

Yes it does. Just yesterday I installed a Athlon II x4 620 and a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 on a mATX board (which is a AM2+ board)

Ah, and I also use the Antec mini p180. The HDT-S1283 fits fine.

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Post by coweater58 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:44 am

Thanks, yeah i ended up buy the HR-01. and there is about 5mm between the top of the heat sink and the side panel.

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CPU AMD athlon II x4 620
MOBO MSI 785GM-E65
MEM Geil ddr3 1333 4GB
Video XFX 9600 GSO 1GB
HDD WD Scorpio black 320GB
PSU corsair 450W

i will post it in the gallery once i get my camera back.

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gaming pc. Intel i7 940, Asus P6T deluxe oc/palm, 6gb ddr1600, Evga 295gtx, 2 146 seagate cheetah 15krpm in raid 0, 1 WD velociraptor 300gb, corsair cmpsu-1000HX, vista ultimate 64 bit.

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