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Old 12-15-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default AMD HSF retention bracket thingey... Grrrrrrrrrrr

So'k, was putting the new rig together today and wasnt looking forward to putting the nasty stock HFS on, if only I'd known . What the hell is with that black handle thing, according to the p***poor instructions, it clips down and secures the whole assembly.. Has anyone actually managed to secure it without breaking their Motherboard in half?!?

Currently, its left how it was when I fitted the HSF, seems secure enough but if anyone had any tips, I'd be forever in your debt?

We're talking an AMD 3500+ retail supplied job, if it helps.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD HSF retention bracket thingey... Grrrrrrrrrrr

Yeah, the heatsink/fan that comes with the AMD processors suck nowadays...they're so hard to latch on without breaking something. I got my AMD Athlon 64 3400+ heatsink/fan on pretty easily...but those ones were better.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: AMD HSF retention bracket thingey... Grrrrrrrrrrr

Suck they do!

Had another go at trying to clip it in place today and gave up for fear of breaking something... It seems secure enough still, so I guess we'll just have to hope it stays that way.

One thing I know for sure..... Come payday, I'm buying an aftermarket one!
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: AMD HSF retention bracket thingey... Grrrrrrrrrrr

I didn't find it too hard to do. Though I don't remember what amd processor it was.
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: AMD HSF retention bracket thingey... Grrrrrrrrrrr

hmmmmmm, i never tried the stock brackets, i highly suggest a thermaltake volcano, if your are in the market for an aftermarket heatsink/cpu fan.
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Default Re: AMD HSF retention bracket thingey... Grrrrrrrrrrr

Put the CPU in, and put the heatsink on top. Make sure the metal clips with holes on are over the sticking out bits on the bracket. Pull the lever over. You gotta put pressure on it to ensure good contact. It doesn't break anything.
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I think u should google, amd 64 heatsink installation, alot of weird people will make guides
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