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Hi, I have HP Pavilion p7-1154 that I've heavily modified for better performance. What I want to do is overclock the APU further than I've already done. For that I will need an aftermarket cooler. The deal with this is that I have an AMD FM1 socket A8-3870k unlocked APU on the stock HP motherboard which doesn't have a typical AMD mounting pattern. It actually has the mounting pattern of an Intel socket 1156! Which is 75mm x 75mm, definitely not an AMD pattern!!

Here is the dilemma - if I use an Intel socket 1156 mounting will it be the right height for the correct fit (pressure on the APU) on an AMD FM1 socket APU?

Here are my specs.
*HP AAHD3-HB (Hibiscus) made by Pegatron (ASUS) motherboard
The motherboard BIOS does not support overclocking or AMD Dual Graphics
*AMD 3870k APU (@ 3000 OC’d to 3300 using AMD OverDrive)
*Radeon 6770 HD GPU
*Silverstone 500w 80Plus Bronze Modular PSU
*16GB Corsair 1600 DDR3 RAM
*2x Crucial M4 265GB SSD’s in Stripe (RAID 0)
*1 WD Velociraptor 600GB 10,000 RPM HDD

Thank You for any ideas or comments,
Mike
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post #2 of 4
Get one that has screws and is adjustable, then you determine when the pressure is right, Something like a Cooler master hyper 212 should do the trick, but software overclocking will limit how far you can take it anyways, best bet would be to replace the motherboard to allow true bios overclocking.
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There are a good number of cheap HSFs out there that will do the job.
I applaud your efforts as it reminds me of my younger years(like 10 years ago)

If you HAVE to, buy a couple of bolts and screws. Also be aware the 1366 and 1155/1156 use different but similar mounts.
I would look for a cooler which is compatible with 1366, 1155/1156 AND AMD's sockets. From there creativity and potentially a few metal washers would be your best bet.

Good luck. Take some pictures for us.


Here's a picture of the board(I think, please verify) for anyone interested in looking at it
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Thank You for your reply!

I appreciate the advice and will use it!

Mike
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