Topic Title: amd heatsinks
Topic Summary: replacing a heatsink on a new processor with the old one.
Created On: 06/19/2013 09:43 AM
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 06/19/2013 05:59 AM
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Both are AM3+ cpu's, I don't see why it couldn't be done, its worth a try (if you have quality replacement TIM, like AS5 or MX4). Although I'm going to do a recommendation again, a cheap aftermarket cooler Coolermaster Hyper 212 , costs maybe $30 and guarantees the chill of overclocked i7's, also fits on every modern socket.

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 06/19/2013 09:43 AM
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Hey all,

I have just upgraded my computer which had a FX-6200 CPU (and stock heatsink) with an FX-8350 with stock heatsink.  The new heatsink and fan is extroadinarily loud, worse than the old one.  Is it possible to replace the heatsink with the old one without doing any possible longterm damage in terms of heat.

 06/19/2013 12:29 PM
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if you apply fresh theremal interface material you will be fine

avoid low end products, i use mx-4 but there are many brands of respectable products out there



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As Vegan said, there's no danger in using a different AMD stock cooler; both CPUs are the same socket type, so both coolers will fit the retention module base. Be sure to apply a thin layer of quality thermal paste on the CPU before installing the heatsink; I recommend spreading it like butter on bread, using a business card to spread, rather than employing the rice grain method.

Heatsinks do not make noise, however, so you may simply want to swap fans and keep new the stock heatsink, which may dissipate heat better than the old one. To silence the fan, you can put a drop of 3-in-1 oil on the bearing inside the fan. Here is an article showing exactly how to do this.



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