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CPU cooler for GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H

CPU cooler for GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H
« on: May 09, 2015, 09:33:42 pm »
Hi.  I'm looking to replace the standard AMD CPU cooler with a low-noise one, but I'm confused about dimensions, and what coolers would fit on the motherboard.

I have an AMD Phenom II X3 720 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H motherboard.  The existing cooler has a fan that appears to be about 72mm square.  Most of the coolers I've looked at have larger fans, which makes me worry that they wouldn't fit.  Height is no problem...  I've got several inches of extra height.  My worry is that the RAM is less than an inch from the edge of the existing fan, so a bigger fan would need to have enough height to clear the RAM.

The CPU is running normally, without overclocking.  I don't need the ultimate in quiet, and I'd like to not have to worry about BIOS issues with slowly rotating fans.  My preference is to keep the price under $40.  Can anyone suggest a cooler that they know would fit?

Thanks,
Wendi

 

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