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From article on new AM2 at anandtech.com Here:

http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2688

" It was already clear the new CPU would require DDR2 memory, but it appears AMD is also using this architecture change to upgrade the current mounting scheme for Athlon 64 heatsink/fans. The new design is certainly very secure - more stable than the current design - but there are very few existing heatsink/fans that will work on the new cage. From Socket 754, 940, and 939 the same heatsinks have all worked on all Athlon 64 sockets. With AM2 that compatibility basically ends.

For those buying a retail CPU with the HSF this news won't matter at all. For enthusiasts that have invested in more exotic air, water or phase-change cooling solutions for Athlon 64 this could be important news.

Heatsink, water-cooling, and phase-change designers can make a few changes to existing designs that will allow their products to work with both the new AM2 design and the existing A64 754/940/939 design. Keep in mind, though, that it is not likely your current favorite cooling solution for Athlon 64 can go with you to the new AM2 platform."
 

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I wonder if my ttbt will work, because its universal.

EDIT: Nevermind just saw this sentance:

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In addition the current high-end designs, which replace the existing cage with a new mounting system just simply won't work. The current Athlon 64 design uses one screw on each side in the center of the mounting lug. The new AM2 design uses four corner mounted screws - more secure but not useful for mounting current 2 screw mounting schemes.
But maybe it will be close to the LGA775 type mounting.
 

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I'm guessing many manufacturers or modders will create an adapter- For instance, my Storm has 4 mounting holes on the block itself, onto which the mounting bracket is screwed in. Hopefully, some site like voyeurmods will come up with a bracket to adapt it to the new socket- They have nice Storm and Apogee brackets.
 

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no way...


<skips 939 altogether and saves up for Vista, DX10, and AM2...and DDR2>
 
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