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Issue mounting the Hyper 212 to ASRock Mobo

Hi - I'm working on a first time build:

AMD Phenom II X4 955
ASRock Extreme3 AM3+
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

I would like to overclock the CPU so I figured I needed the Hyper 212 in place of the boxed heat sink.

To install, I removed the existing heat sink mounting brackets on the mobo by removing the 4 screws that hold the 2 brackets to the board on either side of the CPU.

However, when I tried to install the Hyper 212 mounting hardware (which consists of a bracket, plate and 4 standoffs) I found that the standoffs did not fit the holes in the Mobo (meaning did not fit in the screw holes that were holding the original brackets in place - and there does not appear to be any other mounting option)

Am I missing something totally obvious? Do I need to get different sized standoffs - that seems really odd that they would not fit (right?). Which leads me to think I'm just doing it wrong...frustrated.

In the mean time, just to get it up and running, I replaced the original mounts and used the boxed heat sink and it cools fine - just haven't tried overclocking.

Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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    Sounds strange. Do you have the bracket locked into the correct place suitable for AM3 mobos? Is the backing plate around the right way? See this video. He's a bit rough, but it shows where it all goes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq_xbxsm7Q

    good luck :)
  2. Formata said:
    Sounds strange. Do you have the bracket locked into the correct place suitable for AM3 mobos? Is the backing plate around the right way? See this video. He's a bit rough, but it shows where it all goes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq_xbxsm7Q

    good luck :)



    Ah, Perfect! Can't believe I had it so backwards - well I can, but...

    Thanks for the link!
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