AMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU/Mobo :S Tags: Cooling Heat CPUs Components Last response: August 14, 2012 3:46 AM in Components Share dchute217 August 13, 2012 4:05:18 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 More about : amd am2 heat sink fit am2 cpu mobo COLGeek a c 122 à CPUs August 13, 2012 4:39:46 PM It should fit. I hate to ask, but did you look carefully at the instructions. You have to use the proper mounting brackets for it to connect the motherboard/CPU. http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/cpu/4/freezer-7-pro-r... popatim a c 134 à CPUs August 13, 2012 9:09:26 PM Follow the instructions in the FOR AMD section of your installation guide. It uses pictures and you should immediately spot that you don't use the intel mounting plate for an AMD installation. <grin> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer clutchc a c 254 à CPUs August 14, 2012 3:46:28 AM The 'black bracket' is for the Intel boards. You just need to use the 2 clips and screws to attach it to the AMD board's built-in retention barcket. Read the instructions. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU/Mobo :S ForumWould AM2 heat sinks+fans work on AM3 motherboards? ForumIs Socket AM2 compatible for 939 pin cpu? ForumWould this fit on AM2 ? ForumAthlon 64 X2 AM2 Dual Core Failure URGENT HELP... ForumTom's: Phenom Fails Most AM2 Compatibility Tests ForumAM2 Rig (suggestions please!) ForumAM2 35W - myth or legend? ForumFalcon Northwest Upgrades the Mach V With AM2 ForumFIRST LOOK OF AM2 MOTHERBOARD ForumNew am3+ processor doesnt fit my am2 socket MB ForumCant OC past 2.2 with 3800 AM2 ForumAMD Athlon (AM3) in Shuttle Enclosure ( AM2 ) ForumNeed help with a heat sink ForumCPU Overheating - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 Dual Core AM2 1MB 3.1GHz ForumPhenom 2 on AM2 a good idea or not so? ForumAMD SOCKET AM2 ROADMAP SHAKEUP ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumBest gaming CPU ForumWant to know the difference between AMD A-4 3400 APU More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !