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hey community,

now after 3 years of having my FX8350 I'm thinking about to get a decent liquid cooling system and overclock it before the ZEN FX will arrive. The question is, will these AM3+ coolers will fit also on the AM4 socket? does anybody have info? Looking at history it should also when you look at Intel sockets, they all fit everywhere. But I want to be sure before I spend the money.

thanks

ps. sorry if its a stupid question
Edited by maw2k - 2/3/16 at 8:38pm
post #2 of 8
AMD cooler brackets have been the same since AM1 times. However, nobody will know for sure until AM4 comes out.
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post #3 of 8
Probably yes; it would be unwise for AMD to change the socket, else everyone would have to buy a new cooler and/or bracket.
I'd say you're 90% safe with an AM3+ socket cooler.

Be aware though with liquid cooling on an AM3+ motherboard - your CPU temps might drop, but if your motherboard VRMs (power phase design) don't get any cold airflow they will thermal throttle the crap out of your overclocked 8350.

What motherboard are you using? And are the VRMs at least heatsinked? smile.gif
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post #4 of 8
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hey, thanks for your answers. I'm using a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (rev4) motherboard and my current case is a Corsair Carbide Series 400R with x fans in. So it should be fine?
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Originally Posted by maw2k View Post

hey, thanks for your answers. I'm using a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (rev4) motherboard and my current case is a Corsair Carbide Series 400R with x fans in. So it should be fine?

In some rare cases some coolers may hit the chokes on some mobo's VRM. But that is very rare, and if your cooler has enough clearance, you should be fine.
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post #6 of 8
well since amd has released the warith cooler has been released and they have said its going to come with the new cpus so yes they should use the same cooling bracket
post #7 of 8
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yap. I thought the same. At least one thing now to be 100% sure about smile.gif
post #8 of 8
They just released the Wraith cooler. This tells you the AM4 retention bracket is not going to change from what we have now. I see someone beat me to it. Sorry.
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