Cpu cooler compatablitiy question

By Nick Lee
Jul 12, 2009
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  1. Hi guys, its been a while since I've been on. My computer died by lightning a few weeks back and I'm going to upgrade in the upcoming weeks
    Asus M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX
    XFX HD 489A-ZDDC (4890 1GB)
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
    Corsair 650TX (650watts)
    OCZ Special Ops Urban Elite 4gb (2x2gb) I only wanted 4gb as I think a 6gb kit is more than needed.
    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8ghz
    Microsoft Vista SP1 64bit (inclused a upgrade coupon for windows 7)
    I don't know if I should stick with my copy of xp untill 7 comes out and buy 7 or upgrade to vista 64bit and then get windows 7... but I do want 7.

    I choose these parts to try to save some money and be able to play anygames at 1920x1080 with great frames. and I'm an amd fan .... how ever if I had the money (if I had) I would switch over to intel.

    Anyways.... Sorry I like to get sidetracked....lol.

    I use a Thermaltake Ultra 120 Extreame for a cpu cooler, What is the difference between the Socket AM2 and AM3 because this cooler included an adapter for the AM2 and I just wanted to know will this work or will I have to buy a new after market cooler because I hate and don't trust stock coolers.

    Please help.
    -Nick Lee
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    The cooler Thermaltake Ultra 120 Extreme with the AM2 adapter will fit the AM3
  3. Nick Lee

    Nick Lee TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 151

    Thanks a lot man, I do not want to buy another cooler, this one is so beautiful....
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    lol i told you in your last post it would fit.
  5. Nick Lee

    Nick Lee TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 151

    yea but I posted this topic before the other one, at the time this one didn't have an answer so I asked you. ^_^
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