Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › Can I use the AM2 (+) zalman cooler on the an AM3 890FX?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can I use the AM2 (+) zalman cooler on the an AM3 890FX?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I just installed my old zalman CPU cooler from my old motherboard. The only problem is that it was made for the AM2, but it fits my 890fx mother board which uses AM3. The cooler fits but it is slightly loose, but it feels stable enough.

Is it safe to use the zalman on my am3 board?


Edited by psxsharks - 6/9/11 at 1:11am
890fx
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition MSI-890FX HD6850 16gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB 6GB Liteon Bluray Windows 7 Pro OEM Corsair 800W 
Case
Corsair 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
890fx
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition MSI-890FX HD6850 16gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB 6GB Liteon Bluray Windows 7 Pro OEM Corsair 800W 
Case
Corsair 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
It'll be fine but it shouldn't be loose
post #3 of 4
Yes, the socket sizes are the same
The Money Pit!
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8370 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Gigabyte 970 G1 16Gb HyperX Savage 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SSD, 1Tb x4 Corsair Hydro H110i GT Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Samsung S27D590C 27" Full HD Curved LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 RGB Corsair RM850i Define R5 Black Pearl Corsair M65 RGB 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Corsair 220 x 220 Cloth Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion Series PCI-E Creative Gigaworks T40 Series 2 Speakers Corsair Void Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
The Money Pit!
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8370 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Gigabyte 970 G1 16Gb HyperX Savage 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SSD, 1Tb x4 Corsair Hydro H110i GT Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Samsung S27D590C 27" Full HD Curved LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 RGB Corsair RM850i Define R5 Black Pearl Corsair M65 RGB 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Corsair 220 x 220 Cloth Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion Series PCI-E Creative Gigaworks T40 Series 2 Speakers Corsair Void Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
thanks. they look the same. it only moves if I twist it, but if i press it up and down it doesn't move. is that normal? maybe because of the thermal paste i put on?
890fx
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition MSI-890FX HD6850 16gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB 6GB Liteon Bluray Windows 7 Pro OEM Corsair 800W 
Case
Corsair 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
890fx
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition MSI-890FX HD6850 16gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB 6GB Liteon Bluray Windows 7 Pro OEM Corsair 800W 
Case
Corsair 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › Can I use the AM2 (+) zalman cooler on the an AM3 890FX?