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AMD Phenom II X4 965 upgrading from stock fan

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July 11, 2012 8:32:10 PM

So I believe my stock fan+heat sink on the processor is quite loud and is giving me cause for alarm.

I'm considering buying the Hyper 212 + due to the many great reviews it has been given.

My current MOBO is GA-880GA-UD3H by gigabyte AMD chipset

It connects by this rather large clip that looks like this

I cannot tell if the Hyper 212+ will also have the same style of attachment, and i'm not looking for a heatsink that requires a bolt past the mobo.

Any confirmation that the hyper 212+ will install on my mobo with no problems/or will have the necessary clips is much appreciated, and if not an appropriate alternative would be much obliged.

Thank you for reading this

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a c 291 à CPUs
July 11, 2012 8:38:05 PM

It doesn't use the clips, it screws in. You need to unscrew the screws from the blue plastic surround around the socket and remove it. The screws will go into the holes there. There will also be a back plate that you will need to install on the back of the motherboard.

A Hyper TX3 will use the clips, though.
a c 323 à CPUs
July 11, 2012 8:39:12 PM

The H212+ will require you to install a mounting plate to the bottom side of the motherbd, removing the stock plastic one, and then it will use 4 spring loaded screws to attach to that. if you dont have easy access to the bottom side of the cpu area (many cases now do have an access hole) then you would have to remove the motherbd to install the mounting plate.

I hope this helped.
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July 11, 2012 9:30:09 PM

If you want a cooler that is a quick drop in for the existing AMD socket/bracket, look into the Freezer 7. I put one on a PhII X4 965BE and had no problem keeping it cool with some pretty heavy O/Cs. The cooler clips right on to the existing bracket and tightens down with a screwdriver.
The one in the 1st pic is wearing its Intel mounting bracket. The AMD mount is shown in the 2nd pic.
July 11, 2012 9:54:14 PM

Thank you for the responses and feedback