I am using AMD FX 6300, I have Gigabyte motherboard with AM3+ socket. However, Antec 130 CPU Cooler claims to be compatible with other sockets too — Intel LGA 775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156 and AMD FM1, AM3, AM2, AM4.
AMD FX 6300 makes noise
Here is an honest Antec A30 CPU Cooler review after using for two months. When I decided to replace CPU cooler that I got with AMD FX 6300 long back, it was summer season, because, it was making loud noise and that made sick of it.
Replaced the AMD FX 6300 CPU Fan
I was on low budget so I decided to purchase Antec A30 CPU cooler. I got it from local computer market and replaced the CPU cooler. It stopped making noise and worked good for almost a month and then my CPU started making noise again but this time noise level was lower. but this time it was not the CPU fan making noise this time it was power supply cooling fan. I bought it form amazon and changed it and it working fine now.
Antec A30 CPU Cooler Installation
Since, I am using AM3+ socket, I did not have to install this ring. I only had to apply the thermal grease sink paste evenly on the CPU and lock it.
I used this thermal paste, if you already have thermal paste, just put in the center of the processor and you are done.
This is what I installed on AM3+ socket.
Antec A30 CPU cooler works fine.. but
After replacing the CPU fan and power supply cooling fan there is no noise coming out of my desktop and I feel great about it.
But, if you can afford a better cooler then buy heavy ones. Antec A30 is very light and after a few month the cooler gets dirty. All I am trying to say is it has no durability.
Should You buy Antec A30?
My straight forward answer would be only if you can not afford a better CPU cooler only then. Otherwise, go far some better option like Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler.