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Hey guys, I am having the HARDEST time installing the axp140 RT on my zotac z68itx board. I can't seem to reach the mounting screws in the last step. Anyone done this have any ideas?


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You should tighten from the bottom with the pin on the top portion.

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/axp140/installation_cpu_cooler_axp-140.html
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You should tighten from the bottom with the pin on the top portion.
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/axp140/installation_cpu_cooler_axp-140.html

I think this is the LGA775 installation. The bracket that came with mine is a little different. I'll try to post some pics of it when i get home. In words, its there is a tension bracket that sits on top of the base of the axp-140 and is secured to the mounting base by two screws. Because of the clearance of the heatsink, I can't reach the two screws to tighten them ...
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alright. heres my mounting bracket pics. any advise?

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alright. heres my mounting bracket pics. any advise?
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i forgot to mention, when the RAM is installed, i cannot reach the screw from that side, so i must go under the heatsink block..
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just curious, have you tried to mount it so the tightening screw is on the bottom? can you post some pics of the mounting plate/assembly so we can have a better idea of why the screws cant be mounted/tightened from the bottom of the mobo?
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sure. im not sure which tightening screws you are referring to, but the two screws i am having trouble tightening is the two on the bracket that provide force downwards on the heatsink base. see below

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this is the mounting frame bracket.

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ahh i misunderstood what you were saying biggrin.gif I see the problem now.

not sure how you'd solve this issue with RAM already installed. AXP140 provide enough clearance for VERY low profile RAM (gskill sniper or shorter) to be installed after the cooler is installed, but if you have medium height RAM (gskill ripjaw height) then the RAM has to be installed before the heatsink.
in this particular situation, there is alot of work involved and takes a steady hand and some modding of tools biggrin.gif what I would do is 1st remove the center tightening screw from this

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that should give you line of sight of the mounting screw on the RAM side of the bracket if you were looking from the IO cluster side of the mobo. sorta like from this view

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now you simply need to extend the mini wrench that came with the mounting kit (duct taped to a longer thin piece of steel?) and try to tighten that mounting screw from the IO cluster side of the mobo? after you have the bracket secured, you can put the center tightening screw back onto the bracket.

it's a royal pain in the arse, but i think it's doable. good luck and let us know if that works.
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