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post #1 of 8
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So I recently purchased a motherboard and could not figure out how to get the heat sink to stay properly on the CPU. I used dental floss to hook the heat sink to the motherboard onto the CPU, but it is not working very well. My CPU is getting pretty hot, in the range of about 64 to 68 Celsius at times. I asked the seller whom I bought the motherboard from about buying a bracket for it and he did not know. I asked others and they don't either.

Here is the item:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281849566428?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I even checked Newegg and I did not see any brackets in the similar items list. I Googled it and everything. Would really appreciate help on where to find the correct bracket for this motherboard.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6393AY2126
post #2 of 8
What heatsink are you using?
Does it support socket FM1?

You could likely use something akin to https://www.amazon.com/AMD-CPU-Bracket-Base-socket/dp/B006JAAWO4 or https://www.amazon.com/AMD-CPU-Bracket-Base-socket/dp/B006JA9PTC provided the cooler is supposed to clip on the bracket. If not then it likely would need to be a backplate or push pin solution using the four holes.

The OEM boards tend to be flimsy so I'd avoid any large coolers.

FM1 retention mechanism normally works like this:

(http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2623&page=6)
Edited by AlphaC - 3/28/17 at 9:54pm
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post #3 of 8
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You know what? I may have just not oriented the heat sink right. This motherboard was oriented different from my other one (different motherboard). And I never put two and two together. I'll confirm this is the problem when I get a chance. I think I need it lengthwise vs the way I got it now. And yes it was a heat sink for FM1. The bracket works just cant screw it into the motherboard.
post #4 of 8
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I can see that it looks like I orientated it right. But I have no idea on how to mount a bracket to this kind of motherboard.
post #5 of 8
That's an FM1 bracket, but the holes are not FM1.

I checked out all the AMD boards (AM123 FM123) and they all look pretty much the same.

To be honest, it looks closer to an Intel bolt spacing. See below.

FM1



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post #6 of 8
Yeah, I believe that FM2+ and AM3+ use the same bracket. I have used the same cooler on both boards.
post #7 of 8
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Yeah it is an FM1 bracket, I was trying to use the same one. Can you link to a website where I could purchase the right bracket?

And would you know for sure that a certain bracket would work?
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