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Are Stock Heatsink Fans For  AMD X2 5200+  And AMD X2 6400+ The Same ?

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Simply question for those that know the answer.

 Are the STOCK  Fan/Heatsinks for the  AMD X2 5200+ and AMD X2 6400+  the same?
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Forrest BurrisSystems Engineer
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If you buy the retail versions with chip and sync/fan they are almost always the same for the same socket. Note, they MUST be the same socket set.

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I was asking because I heard the 6400+ had some  "pipe" connection and I do not remember that for the  5200+
Forrest BurrisSystems Engineer
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Better newer proccessors yield better fans from time to time. It's probably a copper heat pipe thats already part of the heatsync. I truley doubt there's anything extra that would need to be plugged into the motherboard.

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Ok  I have a 5200+  and  I  got a 6400+  without fan/heatsink  as the computer dealer said that he could use the fan/heatsink of the 5200+ when he installs the chip.    

If there is a different heatsink/fan  for the 6400+  I would rather go with a 3rd party fan/heatsink  like the Zalman 9500 but the dealer was not that impressed with that model.  ??
Forrest BurrisSystems Engineer
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The Zalman is a far superior heatsync than a stock fan. Since Zalmans are very very wide, you will need to make sure that it will fit on your motherboard before you buy it. Make sure you spend an extra 10 bucks for Arctic Silver thermal paste. You will get a few more degrees out of using that rather than a thermal pad or generic paste.

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I am really still trying to find out if the Heatsink/Fan  for the 5200+ and the 6400+ are IDENTICAL..  Perhaps that is the best way to ask eh ?
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I haven't had a chance to do a 6400+ yet, but I haven't heard anything about them being different.
The benchmarks and reviews (including the overclocking ones)I have seen just say "with stock heatsink", or "with brand X heatsink".

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I still am waiting for the answer regarding fan/heatsinks for the two models of chips since the  6400+ generates more heat.  Stock for one chip may not mean stock for another if the company is proactive.
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Your best bet is to call AMD direct. Ask them point blank if their stock sync/fans are the same. That'll take 5 minutes on the phone with their tech support. They'll pull up the specs and should give you a yay or nay

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