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[TPU] Scythe Brings In CPU Cooler Stabilizer for AMD Sockets 939, AM2

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Although AMD juggled around with several desktop CPU sockets in this decade in comparison to the LGA socket that remained constant for a long time, the cooler retention assembly for the AMD sockets 939, 940, AM2/AM2+ have been largely the same. Scythe took advantage of this fact, and released its CPU Cooler Stabilizer, a replacement cooler retention assembly for AMD desktop CPU sockets after socket 939. It consists of a metal retention bracket, a back-plate, spacers and screws, along with a packet of thermal compound.

Scythe notes that due to the high quality materials used, the kit provides better retention with some of the heavier coolers. All inclusive, the kit weighs 126g. The CPU Cooler Stabilizer is available in Europe for €6,90 + VAT, and $11.50 + taxes in the US.




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hmm, looks like this could be a good thing for AMD users *JaKe*
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wow it looks like a total PITA to take that thing out with those tiny screws
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Hummm.. nice, I wonder if it will work with a TT120
     
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wow it looks like a total PITA to take that thing out with those tiny screws
You wouldn't be doing it with a cooler installed, and you'd only have to get them in once.
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wow it looks like a total PITA to take that thing out with those tiny screws
it's just a mounting clip. it's a single installation deal, AMD heatsinks just use a clip to hold onto those tabs. think along the lines of the old intel S478 hold down rather than the lgs775 or 1366 mounting holes.

and having a good backplate with an even distribution of pressure is definitely a good thing for AMD procs since the stock one often leaves much to be desired.
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it's just a mounting clip. it's a single installation deal, AMD heatsinks just use a clip to hold onto those tabs. think along the lines of the old intel S478 hold down rather than the lgs775 or 1366 mounting holes.

and having a good backplate with an even distribution of pressure is definitely a good thing for AMD procs since the stock one often leaves much to be desired.
oh ok that makes more sense
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It's a bit late... maybe useful for AM2's Phenom II though.
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