Asus P5Q-E and Zalman CNPS9500A can't fit, help!

Hello,

I saw somewhere on the net that the Zalman should fit the P5Q-E, but after hours of work, it is just impossible, the clip hits either capacitors or heatsinks. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. gidday

    got an asus p5q myself had same problem. got around it by turning the mounting bracket 180. only down side is you can't use memory slot 1.
  2. coneman63 said:
    gidday

    got an asus p5q myself had same problem. got around it by turning the mounting bracket 180. only down side is you can't use memory slot 1.



    no dice, rotate it one way, it hits the NB and SB heatsinks, rotate it the other way, it hits the capacitors. ended up returning it and bought a Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V which fits well.

    Specs are now at:

    Q6600 @ 3.20 GHz (8X400) at 1.29V CPU voltage
    TEMPS: Idle - 32C, Prime 95 100% Load - 57C
    Room Temp is at 72F

    So far so good. Did 3 hours of Prime 95, no errors so far.
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