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Impossible to mount Shadow Rock LP CPU cooler on my motherboard - Help !

post #1 of 6
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Hey all,

I got all the part I needed for my SFF build / mini ITX.
But I struggle to mount the CPU cooler.

My CPU cooler is the shadow rock LP.
The last two screws are a pain in the ass to screw because when you start to screw one the center bar lift a little and the other screw spin in the air.
In fact I can screw one good but the other is almost impossible to put because of the stupid center bar that lift and make impossible to screw the other one to the support.

I don't wanna force anything and mayb breaking my CPU or my motherboard.

If anyone has an idea on how to mount this cooler the right way, I'll take it thumb.gif
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 


On the photo even if it's blurry you can see that the center bar is lifted a liltle.
The screw on the right is screwed a little and the one on the left doesn't have contact with the support where you're supposed to screw it.

So how the **** do you manage to install this cooler ?????
post #3 of 6
Two things:

First, when you start the first side of the bar, you can only give the screw a small turn to get it started. Then start the second, after you get a grab go back to the first. You can't tighten the first more than just to get a grab before you start the second.

The other thing is that you have it mounted 90 degrees off. You want the heatpipes facing side to side, not vertically. You will lose the effectiveness of the pipes mounting it with them vertically. Gravity will not draw the liquid in the pipes back to the block.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok I'll give another try. Hope I'll be able to mount it biggrin.gif
It's hard to know when you grab so one turn is really hard to do.
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

Two things:

First, when you start the first side of the bar, you can only give the screw a small turn to get it started. Then start the second, after you get a grab go back to the first. You can't tighten the first more than just to get a grab before you start the second.

The other thing is that you have it mounted 90 degrees off. You want the heatpipes facing side to side, not vertically. You will lose the effectiveness of the pipes mounting it with them vertically. Gravity will not draw the liquid in the pipes back to the block.

I don't get what you mean by the heatpipe are facing the wrong way.
I can put it this way or turn it 180° around and i'll cover 2 sata port.
Edited by Gamer388 - 7/3/16 at 6:38am
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Gamer388 View Post

Ok I'll give another try. Hope I'll be able to mount it biggrin.gif
It's hard to know when you grab so one turn is really hard to do.
I don't get what you mean by the heatpipe are facing the wrong way.
I can put it this way or turn it 180° around and i'll cover 2 sata port.

Start watching at 8:30 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsnxSSAazw0

You have it counted 90 degrees off because you installed the retention bars on the wrong sides. They go on the top and bottom of the CPU.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah whatever the orientation is fine.
If I put it 90° around it ATX 24 pin and the USB3.0 header so I won't change the orientation.

I tried to screw as little as possible but even a small turn or a quarter of a turn is not enough to get both side attached.
When I start to screw the center bar lift up too much and it's totally impossible to get both side done.

Maybe if I put a longer screw it will work but I'm not sure.
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