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 146 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 143 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 327 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 AMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU/Mobo :S Forum SolvedHELP WITH CHOOSING WHAT FANS AND HEAT SINKS I CAN BUY FOR ASUS M2N61-AR AM2 please!! Forum HELP! first build, CPU heat sink doesn't fit? Forum New am3+ processor doesnt fit my am2 socket MB Forum Would AM2 heat sinks+fans work on AM3 motherboards? Forum AM2 cooler fits AMD FM2 mainboard? Forum Amd am2 5000+ be heating Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !