Socket 939 Compatable, Im confused...

By chaz d.
Sep 10, 2005
  1. Hello,
    Just had a quick question. I have an AMD Athalon 64 Processor 3200. I bought it retail, and it has the stock heatsink. Im interested in buying a new heatsink because the noise on this one is driving me crazy. Now, I know that I must get a socket 939 compatible heatsink, but the problem is that SO MANY are 939 compatible. Im trying to avoid having to take out my motherboard, I just want something that I can clamp down. So I guess my real question is, what does it mean when it says 939 compatible, but doesnt have the clampy things on it?

  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If yours had the large plastic cradle most will attache to it. I have the Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 and it dropped right in and is very quiet. Have you enabled Cool and Quiet in the BIOS? If not that may be why your fan is so loud.
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