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940/AM2 mounting same?

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Hi, i need to know if socket AM2 and 940 use the same HSF mounting method. I have a Scythe Ninja and am looking to upgrade to socket AM2, but the Ninja is not AM2 compatable. There is this kit on newegg which is s940 compatable. Would this kit work for an AM2 mobo? There are 4 holes on the bracket; does it look like they would match the AM2 footprint? Thanks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185022
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Depsite the fact that AM2 has 940 pins, they are still two different sockets with different mounting. It needs to either clip on to the AMD plastic bracket or say AM2 compatable for it to work. From the looks of it that kit won't work.
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Yeah I believe AM2 sockets a bit larger than the 940's because of the ZIF (zero insertion force) mechanism.
    
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Not sure if the old one will be compatible, but they released this recently thats compatible for am2. I just ordered one, new revision B.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20776
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