Looking for a cooler to replace stock AMD cooler without removing back

I don't want to remove my motherboard and backplate


What cooler can I just add on ?? with the remaining backplate there ??

What are my options ?

Of course this is after I remove the stock AMD cooler
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  1. I don't think that's possible. Backplates are generally proprietary. You'll just have to throw an hour at it.
  2. are there any clip on coolers ?? for AMD 3 bracket
  3. Not that I know of. They really don't perform as well, so nobody makes them.
  4. I just did one for the first time. Not a big deal.

    Went from AMD cooler from my 955 to a Xigmatek.

    Cooler temps, and silent compared to the stock one.
  5. Corsair H100 - don't need to remove back...
  6. A 92mm Xigmatek cooler would be the way to go if you don't want to remove the backplate. It's a great value for the money

    XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233081

    Just make sure to properly clean off your old thermal paste and apply new stuff.
  7. I had to take off the backplate for my SD963...
  8. my SD964 worked fine with the included lever on my AM2+ board. Of course, now I know it would have been better go with the larger 120mm cooler and take out the rather useless fan on the side panel, but live and learn :D
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