Originally Posted by hmammen
i noticed you have an AM3 mobo and the heatsink is designed for AM2 or lower.....couldnt you just take the fan off and mount it on the other side of the heatsink? im not very familiar with this cooler so idk....
Did it come with any extra mounting brackets?
you can manually adjust your cpu fan speed in your bios settings.
You do realise that AM2, AM2+, and AM3 are **** near identical, right?. The mounting brackets are identical in every way, and the chips themselves are backwards compatible.
Also, in the picture on newegg you can clearly see extra mounting brackets. Why even ask?
Just a quick FYI. You can use socket 939 heatsinks for AM3 motherboards. And just in case you don't know what SKT939 is.
AMDs last few sockets have been: SKT939, SKT940, SKTAM2, SKTAM2+, SKTAM3.
The reason it's spinning slowly is likely related to a low CPU temp.
As far as rotating the heatsink, yes, you probably can. It should be pretty easy, you just have to take it off and inspect the mounting clip for a screw, or way to take it out from around the heatpipes.