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post #1 of 10
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Bought a second hand am3 board, and I got the bracket and backplate but had to scrounge bolts from the local computer shop. Trouble is that the set up is loose once its attatched to the board. I assume this is because the bolts are not long enough, so, my point - What sized screws should fasten a bracket to a backplate for AM3 boards? Peeps?
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post #2 of 10
I'd recommend taking the whole thing back to the computer shop. They'll probably try to help you find appropriate screws, especially if they have the board/backplate in front of them. Should be easier.

EDIT: I THINK you need 8/32 x 1/2" though.
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post #3 of 10
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Ah, well, its an ebay job, didn't get the actual board from the shop where I got the screws.

Its a phenom II 965 BE, 140w version, on an m4n68 board.
The cooler is an akasa that looks pretty much like the stock AMD cooler.

I attatched the cooler even though it was loose, and it makes contact with the CPU but the temperatures are high, I think maybe the tension is not high enough.

Temps are 33C now, but rocket to 80C when loaded - way way high!

8/32 x 1/2" eh?

I think the ones I have used are a lot shorter.

thanks!
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post #4 of 10
The computer shop still might be able to help you though.

I'm not necessarily recommending any of following resellers, but at least this might help you with part numbers and whatnot:
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=16497
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9650/cpu-tri-65/Thermalright_AM2_AM2_AM3_Bolt-Thru_Kit_-_Rev_2.html
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post #5 of 10
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That's good because I can see what the bolts look like on those sites, and they are indeed longer. Thanks again.
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post #6 of 10
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So I reckon, according to this http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/docs/T/T030118-01.pdf that 8-32 is equivalent to M4 in metric sizes so I'll maybe try that.
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post #7 of 10
I am curious, what are you mounting?
post #8 of 10
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At the moment a really sucky akasa unit - type that's just an aluminium block with a fan on it. I don't think it was meant for this type of CPU, really. Turns out that the bolts for the bracket are just the same specs as normal case or mobo board bolts so I found some laying around. I think the parts I am using are not meant to go together - the backplate and bracket were still loose as a unit when attatched to the board so I had to pad it with some cut out plastic to get a snug fit, and I think it makes the cooler sit better. However temps are the same - really bad, so I'm getting a stock phenom II unit.
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post #9 of 10
I think you'd be better off just buying a new, better cooler, instead of going to the effort of fitting this one.
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post #10 of 10
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Indeed, I just got the stock cooler and its solved the problem, I've got all cores maxed out with BOINC projects and coretemp tells me they're at 52C. Max temp for the CPU is 64 degrees I think, so I'm happy with that and have room for overclock with the stock cooler.
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