would anyone reccomend a good Amd64 cooler that fits onto the original socket?

By gamingguy27
Jul 27, 2005
  1. I have a stock cooler currently on my cpu, its too loud and i want to replace it. Its just most coolers involve replacing the backplate on the motherboard which i dont really want to do. So if anyone knows of an easy to fit cooler for a K8 motherboard that would be appriciated.

  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    in your case, zalman coolers are out of the question. you can find thermaltake models that fit into your socket without the need to take the board out. ( you should be aware that higher performance hsf assemblies (made from copper i might add) weigh more and therefore most of them require a backplate, so if you wanted one without a backplate your cooling performance isn't going to get much better.
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