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Topic Title: Socket F (1207) Heatsink / Fan choices?
Topic Summary: What are my choices for a CPU cooler for quadcore Opteron (Barcelona)?
Created On: 04/25/2008 06:45 AM
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 04/25/2008 06:45 AM
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steve2267
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I am having difficulty figuring out what CPU cooler (i.e. heatsink / fan) will work (let alone purchase) on Socket F (1207). Specifically, I need to purchase heatsink/fan for quadcore Opteron 2350 (Barcelona).

The first problem is that no online store that I can find, has a topic specifically for Socket F. For example, go to www.directron.com, and there are NO heatsink/fans listed for Socket F. Newegg has seven listed, but not by a company with which I am familiar.

Secondly, the various heatsink/fan manufacturers do not seem to know Socket F (1207) exists. Visit a cooler manufacturer's website (e.g. Zalman (sp?) or Thermaltake) and they do not list Socket F (or Socket 1207) compatible CPU heatsink/fans. Lots of Socket 939, 940, AM2, AM2+ cooling options, but no Socket F (1207).

Lastly, AMD's own website doesn't provide much help in the matter.

I've found one web page that suggests that any Socket 939 CPU cooler will work with Socket F (1207): http://www.xtremesystems.org/f...owthread.php?t=148182

quote: "socket 939 heatsinks with bolt through work. Meaning heatsinks like the noctua u12, thermalright ultra 120, ultra 120 extreme, tuniq tower, big typhoon etc. Basically any bolt through 939 heatsink will work with socket F."

and: "Every 939 cooler will do the job.
I have Tyan S2927&Opteron 2210 and stock 939 coolers works just fine!
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Many thanks.
 04/25/2008 09:52 AM
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Hi, I have always used AM2 heatsinks and they work fine on FX74's which as you probably know are HOT 1207 socket F's, used Zelman 9700's and now use LC, this should answer your question.

John

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 04/25/2008 11:17 AM
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steve2267
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Hi,

Thank you. But, what is "LC"? I probably ought to know... but don't.
 04/26/2008 07:10 PM
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steve2267
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After speaking with AMD tech support, I garnered the following additional information:
1) Any Socket 939, 940, or AM2/AM2+ CPU heatsink/fan (HSF) should be physically compatible with Socket F (1207)
2) If I purchased an (unused) HSF for a previous generation Opteron (e.g. Opteron 180, 146 etc), that should work as well, with the caveat that I need to ensure that the thermal power dissipation for the other Opteron chip was greater than the 75W thermal envelope for the Opteron 2350 quadcore (75W) that I am looking to buy.
3) When asked if various Athlon 64 or Athlon 64 X2 CPU HSFs would work, the tech emphasized that the OEM Opteron HSFs use a copper core with copper heatpipes. He seemed to think that the copper core *and* the heatpipes were important, esp. for 24x7 operation.

With that in mind, I found some brand new, unused Opteron 180 HSFs (socket 939) on eBay and purchased them.
 04/28/2008 11:41 AM
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Sorry for late reply, have been moving, LC is liquid cooling. Glad to hear you got it sorted although I am not totally sure all the info you have gained is 100% correct, but it should be fine.

John

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 06/27/2008 11:38 AM
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There are two mounting pitches specified for Socket F - 3.5" and 4.1".

Not all 939/940/AM2/AM2+ heatsinks can accomodate both mounting pitches, can they?

I'm planning on getting TYAN S2937G2NR, which has 4.1" mounting pitch. I'd prefer passive cooling, but the one passive cooling solution for 4.1" I found online is Cooljag FAT-B.

That looks awfully small. I'd be nervous putting that on Opteron 2352.

Any idea if 939 heatsinks will work on 4.1" mounting pitch Socket F boards?

I got here from another thread of similar topic

Edited: 06/27/2008 at 12:06 PM by empraptor
 12/12/2008 04:17 PM
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rainmann
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For socket-f cooling please see http://www.dynatron-corp.com/. I'm running one of their socket-f coolers with no problems. They are also the recommended vender by Tyan, which in the mobo I'm running.
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