Solved AHH! HSF HELP! Tags: Heatsinks Overclocking Last response: January 22, 2010 1:45 AM in Overclocking Share kfan35 January 21, 2010 1:27:15 AM Hi all i am in urgent need of help! my sunbeam 120mm HSF isn't fitting onto my AM3 board - gigabyte 790xta-ud4. i can clip it onto one side of the bracket, but as soon as i try to clip the fan onto the other side, it requires TONS of strain i don't want to break anything and i have no idea as to how to clip it on. please help!! More about : ahh hsf kfan35 January 21, 2010 1:32:09 AM i may have reason to believe that the HSF is supposed to come with a short clip on one side and a longer clip on the other, and i got two short clips instead... is this at all possible?? m 0 l Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking January 21, 2010 1:32:24 AM It does need a lot of pressure. having the mobo in your lap is a good idea, and you need to inspect the bottom of the board anyway to ensure the 4 pins are locked in. If your talking fans, it depends on the fan. Some fan springs are made for open end fan holes. Some aren't that way and it's ahrd to do. It's possible you got the wrong fan spring. m 0 l Related resources ahh still need help on choosing video card - Forum Ahh system problems! Help! - Forum Need Advice/Help, Building PC first time, Ahh!!! - Forum Ahh, help me with this - Forum ahh, xp 64-bit help, please - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kfan35 January 21, 2010 1:35:55 AM what i mean is umm... what they call the "mounting clip" that sits on the bottom of the fan and is supposed to clip to either side of the brackets surrounding the CPU. there's a good half-inch of distance to be covered when the HSF is clipped on one side and sits straight up on the CPU... is there any way i can check if i got the wrong thing? m 0 l kfan35 January 21, 2010 2:08:22 AM bump m 0 l Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking January 21, 2010 3:35:59 AM You can email thier tech support? Take a pic and email it to them? m 0 l kfan35 January 21, 2010 7:33:56 PM i've heard that sunbeamtech has really horrid tech support... i'm pretty sure that the 790xta-ud4 has a retention bracket that isn't compatible with the sunbeam cr-cctf 120mm HSF. i might try to bend the fan clips that attach to the retention bracket unless anybody has any better ideas... m 0 l Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking January 21, 2010 9:12:26 PM Zipties! Drill small holes in the HS fins and use wire? m 0 l kbits January 21, 2010 9:52:21 PM Are you sure it is compatible? I haven't mount any AMD HSF in a while, but the AM3 isn't on cr-cctf compatibility list. Edit: No apparently they have the same mounting system, so you should be good. m 0 l kfan35 January 22, 2010 12:04:52 AM so..... i actually decided to take a hammer to my HSF clips and bend them so that they reached far enough to teh retention bracket. anyway - for future buyers.... BEWARE, the 790xta-ud4 is NOT compatible with the CR-CCTF 120mm HSF.... unless you hammer it flat m 0 l Best solution Conumdrum a c 86 K Overclocking January 22, 2010 1:44:02 AM Congrats! Your a beginning modder! All it takes is the right attitude and a big enuff hammer. Share kfan35 January 22, 2010 1:44:47 AM thanks man for stickin with me thru it m 0 l kfan35 January 22, 2010 1:45:00 AM Best answer selected by kfan35. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AHH! Help - Enermax Control, mobo... grrr Forum mis flash ahh! -need help Forum Ahh the frustration, can any one help please... Forum First Gaming PC GPU/HSF Help Forum SolvedNeed Help Installing HSF Forum HSF Thermal Compound Help? Forum SolvedHSF Compatability Am3 and Am3+ Help Overclocking! Forum SolvedUgh New CPU HSF is huge help please! Forum HSF - Fan Failure - Questions and Help needed! Forum Best HSF @ JR.com buying in 4hrs. HELP... Forum Intel DG31PR HSF backplate issues... help!! Forum Help Ocing 920 *TRUE HSF* Forum cpu_fan and sys_fan not able to power 120mm hsf? help! Forum Need help finding silent HSF for a 8800GT Forum need help to pick HSF Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !