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CROSSHAIR VI HERO AM4 MOTHERBOARD backwards compatible with AM3 aio ?

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Have people tried an am3 aio with the Crosshair am4 motherboard yet ? Since it is the only board that seems to have am3- am3+ cooler compatiblity ? Does it work as intended right amount of pressure on the mobo etc ? Temps okey ?
Edited by infernal0988 - 4/18/17 at 4:51am
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Some if not most are compatible and started giving out M4 brackets for free. See if the maker of your AIO is doing the same.
 
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Was not exactly a answer to my question but thanks for the info ?
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I've been using my Swiftech H240-X with its original AM3+ mounting hardware and the Crosshair VI hero and it installed no problems after I swapped the default backplate from the Crosshair with my old Sabertooth 990FX backplate.

The default motherboard backplate that is installed on the Crosshair needs to be removed and replaced with an AM3+ board backplate to work if I'm not mistaken.
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Have people tried an am3 aio with the Crosshair am4 motherboard yet ? Since it is the only board that seems to have am3- am3+ cooler compatiblity ? Does it work as intended right amount of pressure on the mobo etc ? Temps okey ?

Using my Nepton 280L with its original AM3+ backplate just fine. Removing the stock backplate of C6H was a minor hassle.
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