Question Upgrading my am3 spec to am4, how can I continue to use the current am3 cooler?

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I am getting a 3600+b450m Motherboard. I am using a Cooler Master TX3 cooler on the old amd 1055t. That is a pretty old cooler. You can't even buy it now. But I want to use it on my ryzen 3600. However, the socket won't fit since it is am4 and I can't seem to find a separate am4 kit to purchase. The Cooler Master TX3 cooler has to be stabilized on the motherboard by putting 4 screws on each side. Is any ways to fix this issue instead of buying a new cooler? Thank you very much.
 

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You need to contact Cool Master and get the upgrade kit for it. The TX3 is sold now with AM4 compatibility so kits are available.

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If I live in N.A, that will do. But I live in Hong Kong. I worry that they won't ship to Hong Kong or even if they do, it will take a month to deliver. Is there any ways than contacting Cooler Master directly?
 

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Asia Pacific region store

I believe they ship from Taiwan so that shouldn't be an issue, try the live chat or even the forums in your region.
I contacted cooler master HK. They said my cooler is too old and they do not have any am4 bracket in stock anymore.


I was googling solution and I found this video. Does that mean I do not need a am4 upgrade kit?
View: https://youtu.be/HFmm1iM1GMM?t=286


But this guy is using a exact cooler which is TX3. Why he has to DIY if the TX3 cooler is compatible with am4?
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH2jCcMkPVQ
 
I am getting a 3600+b450m Motherboard. I am using a Cooler Master TX3 cooler on the old amd 1055t. That is a pretty old cooler. You can't even buy it now. But I want to use it on my ryzen 3600. However, the socket won't fit since it is am4 and I can't seem to find a separate am4 kit to purchase. The Cooler Master TX3 cooler has to be stabilized on the motherboard by putting 4 screws on each side. Is any ways to fix this issue instead of buying a new cooler? Thank you very much.
Original cooler mounts on AM4 MBs are same as for AM3, they use clamps instead of screws.
 
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