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 thought 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 and beats was not the same.
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.
This is what I installed on AM3+ socket.
After One Month Antec A30 Cooler Started Making Noise
I don’t know the reason why but after using for one month or so. Antec A30 CPU Cooler started making noise again.
I uninstalled it and cleaned it and installed the old CPU fan that I got with the AMD FX 6300 processor. Now this old one does not make noise like before it did during the summer time.
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.