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Scythe Announces Compatibility to AMD sockets FM1 and AM3+

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Japanese cooling expert Scythe is officially confirming the compatibility between its own CPU Coolers and new sockets FM1 and AM3+. Product Development in the IT Industry is constantly evolving and in some cases implies new interfaces as well as sockets.

Brand new Mainboards for AMD A Processor Series are available on the market since a couple days. In order to assure a safe operation a proper CPU-Cooler is required, where Scythe is offering a wide spectrum of products suiting everyone's requirements. All current Scythe CPU Coolers models are therefore already compatible to the new to AMD sockets FM1 and AM3+. Users can either utilize the Scythe CPU Coolers they own or get a new CPU Cooler from the shops as no extra clips or mounting kits are required.

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Good to know
 
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You mean newer sockets with the exact same retention mechanism as previous generations are compatible with older coolers? No way!
 

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Yea, that is absolutely amazing!
I also got an email from Corsair a couple days ago, my current DDR3 RAM will work in socket AM3+ motherboards :eek:

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Press releases and their kicking in of open doors.... :shadedshu

You mean newer sockets with the exact same retention mechanism as previous generations are compatible with older coolers? No way!
Yea, that is absolutely amazing!
I also got an email from Corsair a couple days ago, my current DDR3 RAM will work in socket AM3+ motherboards :eek:

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I would have never guess a cooler like the Mugen 2, that requires the remove of the stock retention system and replaces it with its own, would work. What are the chances a Scythe cooler is compatible with a retention system specifically engineered to work with it.

This is good to know after I have already attached a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B to a board with an AM3+ socket like 3 days ago that it is now officially supported.
 
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Good, now will there be a compatibility kit for those that aren't ?
 
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Good, now will there be a compatibility kit for those that aren't ?
Pretty sure everything that was compatible with AM2 should be compatible with AM3+ seeing as how the retention bracket is the same. Only the frame of it is missing, and if anything, that would be the thing impeding on existing coolers...
 
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Still good to not even have to think about it for someone that has a Katana 3.....not even a concern...now...not that I thought it wouldn't be compatible...because it's obvious...But now I wont even have to think about something I likely wouldn't have thought of because it's a non-issue...which is good to know.
 
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You mean newer sockets with the exact same retention mechanism as previous generations are compatible with older coolers? No way!
 

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You mean newer sockets with the exact same retention mechanism as previous generations are compatible with older coolers? No way!
thats AMD alright.