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Need help finding a replacement cooler for a AMD Athlon 64 X2, socket AM2

By Celyrith
Mar 23, 2010
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  1. My CPU cooler just died so I’m looking for a new one, the one I had came with the CPU when I bought it. It’s an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 6000+ Socket AM2.
    I seem to have trouble finding a doable cooler though, mostly because I don’t know enough about the subject I think, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of coolers out there anymore for AM2 either. So far the closest thing to something useful I’ve been able to find was
    MASSCOOL 5F9001B1H3 80mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
    Specifications :
    Dimensions
    Heat sink : 80x80x32 mm (l x w x h)
    12VDC Fan : 80x80x25 mm
    Bearing: Ball bearing
    Rated speed: 3200RPM +/-10%
    Rated power: 2.64W (Max)
    Noise level: 32.0dBA (Max)
    Air flow: 36.43CFM
    Current: 0.22A (Max)
    Connector: 3 Pin, mainboard
    Life hours: 50,000 hours
    Application
    AMD: Socket: 754, 939, 940, AM2, and AM2+
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64, AMD Athlon FX, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core,
    Business Class-AMD Athlon, Business Class-AMD Athlon X2
    Dual-Core, AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core, AMD Sempron,
    AMD Opteron
    CPU TDP: <= 89W
    Thermal resistance: 0.298°C/W
    Thermal type: White grease pre-applied
    Another website mentions “AMD: Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 (Dual Core)~ 5200+” under this coolers compatibility.

    Do you think I can use this fan or should I look for something else and in that case does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    There are quite a few AM2 HSFs still available. But you must specify your budget and also determine whether your case will house those that are available.

    Check out this page.
  3. Celyrith

    Celyrith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I found something that will work, at least it said it would work for 6000+, we'll see when I get it.
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