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Hyper 212 Evo Stand-Offs Don't Fit

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July 7, 2013 11:02:17 AM

Hello. I'll try keep it short.
New computer's cpu ran too hot- jumping to 70C browsing the internet. Proper removal of stock thermal grease and reapplication didn't help as much as I wanted. Bought Hyper 212 Evo heatsink and fan. The supplied standoffs don't fit my MSI MS-7778 (Jasmine) Motherboard. Screws are too large. I need ones that are equal to the size of the ones on the retention plate.(Or A stand-off screw that will fit into the female side of the supplied stand-off) I wish I could describe it better.
FM2 socket with A8-5600k APU.
Upon contacting CM support I was directed to a part-replacement request. I don't need a replacement. I need new screws.
No idea where or even how to begin my search. I never foresaw this being a problem. Thank you for reading.

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July 7, 2013 11:11:05 AM

Can you take pictures?
(Failing that, are you sure you're actually taking off the AMD stock backplate?)

That said, what case do you have, with what fans?
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November 15, 2013 11:16:48 PM

Same issue. This answer is coming to you too late, but maybe it'll help someone out there. I have an Asus P6T Deluxe mobo paired with an i7 920 2.6 Ghz processor. The mounting holes in the mobo were too small for the standoffs supplied with the Hyper 212 Evo. I ended up drilling out the holes (less than a 1/16 of an inch more)-- This worked, but when I fired up the computer, the processor wouldn't start. By drilling out the holes larger and using the supplied standoffs, I had created a short, and as precautionary measure, the mobo kept my processor turned off.

So I stripped the springs off the mounting bracket bolts, and refitted the bracket with the springs and replacement parts (nylon bolts, washers and spacers) from my local hardware store. Once I did this, the mobo fired up without a hitch!

Grateful that I figured it out, alibiet a pain in the ass. My machine runs a full 20 degrees celcius cooler now, than with the stock i7 920 heatsink.
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