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October 19, 2011 11:15:59 PM

Hey

I'm currently building my first pc, current set up is

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 125W 3.40GHz C3

Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Midi Chassis

1TB Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive

8GB Corsair Vengeance Black (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 "Dual Fan Edition" 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler

730W be quiet! Pure Power L8 Modular 80PLUS Bronze PSU

My problem is the Frio CPU cooler wont fit onto the M/B as the screws are too short and can't reach the holes to attach to the backplate. Im not sure if im being stupid and installing it wrong or if the cooler just wont fit, the Frio does say it can support am3 sockets so from what i've read it should also fit am3+ socket aswell, if anyone has either the frio, my motherboard or both any advice would be great, if not any recommendations for a replacement cooler which will fit? Cheers.
October 19, 2011 11:16:59 PM

Oh yeah if anyone notices any other problems with my setup please let me know thanks.
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October 19, 2011 11:19:44 PM

If you have it, I would just use the stock cooler if you can't install the frio properly. The stock cooler will keep your three year warranty intact, and keep your cpu within temperature specs. 40-50c at idle and 65c at max load are ok.
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October 19, 2011 11:25:18 PM

you took the old Asus backplate off and then in its place installed the thermaltake, correct?
October 20, 2011 9:09:40 AM

Yeah I took the old backplate off and installed the Thermalquake AMD one
October 20, 2011 9:20:28 AM

o1die said:
If you have it, I would just use the stock cooler if you can't install the frio properly. The stock cooler will keep your three year warranty intact, and keep your cpu within temperature specs. 40-50c at idle and 65c at max load are ok.


I was thinking that but I plan on doing a bit of overclocking so i would like a good quality 3rd party cooler.
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October 20, 2011 2:23:14 PM

Well it should definitely fit, are the screws to short or does the Frio back plate not fit? Pictures paint a thousand words.
October 20, 2011 3:11:29 PM

Sorry Im away from home for a week so i cant get a picture but the back plate fits and the bottom of the heatsink meets the cpu fine theres no blocking from the ram or anything, its just the screws that are attached to the bracket on the heatsink are too short and cant reach the holes on the board, heres the manual for the frio.

http://thermaltakeusa.com/Upload/Product/Download/e7ee1...
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