AM2 fan an AM3 Processor

nesto1000

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure you can, give it a try.
well first i need to buy it, since i am going to get an AMD Phenom II X3 720 which is AM3, yet all i find is AM2 fans... and i just want to make sure that it works seeing as it's my first build

i would appreciate a definite answer
 

Tommy Boy

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well first i need to buy it, since i am going to get an AMD Phenom II X3 720 which is AM3, yet all i find is AM2 fans... and i just want to make sure that it works seeing as it's my first build

i would appreciate a definite answer
Well, the definite answer is that if you buy the retail version of the processor, it will come with a fan that will work so you won't have to worry about it.
 

Atomic Rooster

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Yes, that comes with a heatsink/fan.

Just so you know, Socket AM2 and AM3 coolers are interchangeable. The socket dimensions are exactly the same.
 
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