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 Post subject: Using Athlon II x2 cooler on Phenom II x4?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:19 pm 
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I have an older Athlon II x2 260. I have just gotten my hands on my Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition. I made the mistake of getting the OEM edition of the Phenom. Can I use the Athlon heatsink on the newer chip? If not, will replacing the fan make it work better?
I am limited to fans from this site: http://www.memoryexpress.com/
The reason for this is that they are local, rather than me paying for shipping and waiting a week just for a fan. I was thinking of getting an 80mm to 120mm adapter and mounting a good 120mm fan to the old heatsink. Or getting the Cooler Master 212 Evo.
Which is the better option?


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 Post subject: Re: Using Athlon II x2 cooler on Phenom II x4?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Chances are no, as the heatsink probably doesn't meet the TDP cooling requirements. Just get an aftermarket one.


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 Post subject: Re: Using Athlon II x2 cooler on Phenom II x4?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:51 pm 
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212 Evo it is. What would be a good second 120mm fan to mount on it? I am looking for quiet operation, as my current 5 120mm fans are deafening when I crank up my cpu. I already have splitter and extension cables for hooking 2 fans up to my pwm fan header.


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