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Old 09-18-2008, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've just bought a AMD athlon 64 x 2 6000 processor & as I'm going to overclock it I thought I'd better buy a new heatsink. Someone recommended the arctic freezer 64 pro as its a very reasonable price & its very good to so I went with that.Now whats confusing me a little is on the artic heatsink box it says supports all AMD athlon 64 (X2) (Socket 754,939,AM2) which covers me.My socket is AM2 & I have an athlon x 2 6000 (3.0GHz).I wanted to do a little research before installing it to see if I could pick up any tips & I've come across numerous websites that say it only supports up to athlon 64 x 2 5000.I've also come across some that says it works with all athlons x 2 & up to 130W.My CPU is 125W.I'm a little baffled now.I want to get on & install my new CPU & heatsink but I think I will wait until I get some feedback.
Can anyone confirm either way please?Thankyou.
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That heatsink is compatible with your cpu. Should work just fine.
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Thanks alot mate,really appreciate it. I kinda thought that was the case but just needed a little reassurence. I've had such a bad run of luck lately didnt want to risk it. Thanks again.
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Yeah, HSFs are socket compatible not cpu compatible. So if it supports AM2 is supports all AM2, they have the same mounting brackets. I would grab some TX-2 thermal paste to go with it, the stuff does wonders.
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Did you buy that mobo?
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