Originally Posted by pez
Even though I just bought a 1283 not too long ago, I've been thinking about one of these. My first question about it is will it fit the AM2/AM2+ socket without the necessity to buy extra parts? Secondly, if it does need extra parts, where would I be able to buy the cooler AND the parts all in one place. Thirdly, what TIM is recommended for this cooler? And last, does this cooler require a lapping to be efficient? I recall the TRUE needed to be lapped.
I have a 88CFM Yate Loon fan that would already take care of airflow, so I'm really just worried about those questions above. My temps ATM are at about 53C load. (3.57GHz, 1.4vCore.
well i will answer your questions bud, i have it on my AM3 mobo
You have to buy a am2/+ bracket (works AM3) for like $10, get everything together from frozen cpu, i recommend mx-3, but ocz freeze is good as well. The megahalems doesn't need to be lapped at all, the cooler is already flat and requires zero lapping, part of why its great