Topic Title: Richland and Kaveri heatsink compatibility
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 01/05/2014 06:17 PM
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I am doing an A8 6500 build with an FM2/FM2+ Asus mobo.

In a year or two I will get a Kaveri. Will a heatsink I get for the Richland work on the Kaveri? If not I will just use the stock AMD heatsink for now. Is the stock one effective? Noisy or acceptable? What do you recommend?

 01/05/2014 06:34 PM
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AMD has used the same mounting system since Socket AM2 way back on 2006, so there's no reason to believe it will be changed on the next sockets.

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 01/05/2014 06:52 PM
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The socket is what determines the cooler mounting arrangement so Kaveri which is for FM2+ won't require any different heatsink/fan than Richland. So if you decide to buy an aftermarket HSF for the Richland APU, it will fit Kaveri also. Any of the aftermarket HSFs list what socket the unit fits and generally it's all current socket designs.



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 01/05/2014 06:53 PM
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Makes sense, thanks for confirming. 

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