I recently upgraded my Acer Aspire AX1301 B1812 with a AMD Phenom X4 965 BE. The fan is currently extremely loud under load, I was wondering what kind of cooler will support it. The Mobo doesn't have retention brackets.
More aboutwhat aftermarket cooler support system
Is this your computer:
The cooler doesn't look like it takes a standard AM3 heatsink it seems they used a board with a proprietary heatsink.
Like I said it looks like it doesn't use the standard AM3 mounting system so I don't know if you are going to be able to get an aftermarket cooler that will mount on that motherboard.
So nothing I can do eh.
It doesn't seem like it unless they happen to use some other common mounting configuration. Even though it is an AMD socket the mounting points almost look like an Intel 1155. Even if they did though you would still be limited in what you would be able to get because again it is a slim line. The most you would be able to do is get something similar to the heatsink that came with it. If you want you can call Acer and ask them if they use a common heatsink mount or if it is proprietary and see what they say.