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Old 12-27-2008, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do both of these sockets use the same mount.

i will be getting rid of my am2 board and replacing it with am2+.
was wondering if i would need to buy a new cooler.

i googled this, and somebody said they use the same mount.
just wanted to make sure before making any purchaces.

(i threw out all my unused mounting brackets for my cooler)
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AM2+ AM2 boards are exactly the same. Some just have support for K10 chips and higher TDP chips as well.
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AM2+ AM2 boards are exactly the same. Some just have support for K10 chips and higher TDP chips as well.
thx, ill check to see if my cooler is compatible.
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It'll work regardless.. its more of an issue if its a good enough cooler for a Quad..
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Yeah current Phenoms can get pretty hot. Overclocking requires quite a bit of a voltage increase as well. Which is why the only decent over clocks with Phenoms are usually with water cooling.
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thx guys, saved me a few bucks.

ill wait to get a new cooler when i can afford the 940.

i think my 6400BE runs hotter than the new 7750BE anyways.
i could be wrong tho.
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Probably..

because the 7750BE runs on the same architecture as the Phenom II so it'll run cooler than a 6400
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thanks for the help so far, but i have one last question

will this board

Newegg.com - ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

work for both the 7750 and the 940 (trying to find a board for the 940 that can also run a 7750)

that price on that board is the absolute max i can spend.

budget of 330,
vista basic (Lol) 90 bucks
7750 75 bucks
board 130 bucks
+ tax and shipping
this comes out to $326 @ newegg.
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It should... They released BIOS for most of their AM2 boards to make them work
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It should... They released BIOS for most of their AM2 boards to make them work
thanks much

will send me order thru.

im going to bill you if it dont work! joke
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