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    Default Amd heatsink question...

    I wanted to buy a cheap Socket 939 3800+ AMD 64 X2 processor. It is an OEM version without the heatsink. I already own a AMD 64 (regular) stock heatsink. Will I be able to use the stock heatsink on the new processor. I think it will work...because it's the same socket or am I wrong?
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    Default Re: Amd heatsink question...

    yes it will but it probably won't be big enough for the heat load generated by the X2, so I'd go out a buy a bigger cooler, you could suck and see how well it goes

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    Default Re: Amd heatsink question...

    The HSF on dual-core and single-core same-socket CPUs is usually identical, or at least very similar. The heatsink my X2 3800 came with was no different than my 3000 Venice. It should handle it fine if you install it properly and have good airflow, but you will not be able to get a significant overclock.
    Last edited by Yawgm0th; 03-29-2007 at 11:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Amd heatsink question...

    I believe they recently switched the x2 heatsinks with a heatsink with dual heatpipes.
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    Default Re: Amd heatsink question...

    I've got 4600 dual core and its definitely not the usual AMD heat sink.

    IF you have a decent motherboard, it'll shut the system down before any damage is done, so you can experiment a bit

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    Default Re: Amd heatsink question...

    My X2 3800 was not the heatpipe variety used on Opterons and some X2s. It was also socket 939. In any case, the entire K8 line runs very cool, and provided there is decent airflow and the heatsink is properly installed with third-party thermal compound applied, any stock HSF should work with any Athlon 64.

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