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AMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU/Mobo :S

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August 13, 2012 3:54:15 PM

Hi

Can anyone recommend a heat sink for this motherboard/CPU - http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/ALiveNF6G-DVI/

I bought an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/AM3) but the black mounting bracket does not fit the board...

Please point out if I've missed some sort of compatibility requirement.

Regards

David C
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August 13, 2012 4:05:25 PM

did you try "jiggling" the bracket to make it fall in place before trying to put it on the processor ?... is the processor seated correctly ? You lifted the arm and moved it up and away, set the processor in it the correct way and then lowered and locked the arm ? Does the stock heat sink fit right ? none of the processors pins are bent keeping it from seating right ?
August 13, 2012 4:14:08 PM

As far as I can see there is no back plate requirement for this cooler. The two clips that lock onto the AMD socket just screw onto the heatsink. The Intel fitting has a plastic frame that is used with the push pins.
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August 13, 2012 5:40:51 PM

Made the AMD fitting a bit fiddly, good youtube clip. Don't know if it may be easier to perhaps attach the clips with just a couple of turns and then maybe place and tighten up evenly on both sides.
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August 13, 2012 5:55:37 PM

you can attach the clips to the bottom of the heat sink loosely if you can get to the screws after it's sitting on the processor.and then set the heat sink in place on the processor. Then get the hold down clips, slip them in place, screw them to the upper tabs... then tighten the uppers-tight....... -then alternate between the two lower retainer screws until the heat sink it held down tightly.
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