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Installing Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler

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April 18, 2012 2:06:41 PM

I recently purchased the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler to replace my stock cooler. Follow this link to view the product specs:

For my Intel® Core™2 Quad processor, the cooler comes with a mounting frame, 4 pushpins, and 2 screws to secure the fan to the frame, as shown:

The problem is that my stock cooler is secured to my motherboard with 4 screws (and springs), and after removing the stock cooler, I noticed that the pushpins will not fit into the holes of the screw posts. Do I need to uninstall my motherboard and remove these 4 screw posts from beneath in order to make room for the pushpins?

This is my first time removing the motherboard so any help is appreciated.

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a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2012 3:05:27 PM

April 19, 2012 12:36:30 AM

So I was able to remove the MoBo but I can't seem to remove the 4 screw posts. They firmly hold a X bracket to the back of the MoBo.

What should I do now? Should I hammer the screw posts out?
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April 20, 2012 2:52:32 PM

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April 20, 2012 7:44:14 PM

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