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

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December 15, 2011 10:15:27 PM

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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December 15, 2011 10:36:28 PM

I don't think that's possible. Backplates are generally proprietary. You'll just have to throw an hour at it.
December 16, 2011 12:46:33 AM

are there any clip on coolers ?? for AMD 3 bracket
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December 16, 2011 1:10:32 AM

Not that I know of. They really don't perform as well, so nobody makes them.
December 16, 2011 1:25:52 AM

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.
December 16, 2011 1:49:02 AM

Corsair H100 - don't need to remove back...
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December 16, 2011 2:46:05 PM
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December 16, 2011 3:47:19 PM

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=N82E168...

Just make sure to properly clean off your old thermal paste and apply new stuff.
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December 17, 2011 2:45:35 AM

I had to take off the backplate for my SD963...
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December 19, 2011 3:38:45 AM

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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