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Missing amd retention block on am3+ sabertooth 990 fx r 2.0

post #1 of 7
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Hello

Was minding about my problem after bought a used mainboard.
The retention block is missing and i don't know if it is better to buy somewhere this kit or getting direct a new heatsink (mine is zalman 5x performa).
The cpu is fx 8320e at the moment, and i don't plan an heavy overclock, just 4.0ghz or somewhere nearby.
Any suggestions?biggrin.gif

Thank you very much

Tekg
post #2 of 7
Is it missing the backing plate or the plastic blocks that the heat sink clips on to, or both?

That Zalman cooler is not big enough for FX. The stock cooler is better in fact. You would be better off buying a new cooler that comes with its own backing plate and mounts.
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post #3 of 7
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Both (entire the retention sistem and backplate are off).
Ye sorry, ufortunatly i could not afford a better cooler. Now i'm minding on something but dunno what is better.biggrin.gif
Thanks
post #4 of 7
It's worth getting a replacement retention block for your motherboard, as some coolers still utilise them, I also purchased a Crosshair IV Formula used and the retention wasn't supplied (they had custom cooling and forgot about it), luckily I had a broekn Asus Motherboard in the loft that I nicked it from, but they're cheap on eBay:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Generic-Replacement-retention-Bracket-for-AMD-AM2-AM3-FM1-FM2-/371139049475?hash=item56699c7803:g:y-IAAOSwnDZUA1SK
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cooling-Retention-Bracket-for-AMD-CPU-Socket-AM3-AM3-AM2-AM2-940-/152008013103?hash=item236462352f:g:NJYAAOSwmmxW3o1J

As miklkit said though, that cooler won't really be sufficient, although it "will work", it's insufficient for your needs overall and I'm uncertain how well it will hold even a mild overclock, if you Google "Cooler Master Hyper TX3 FX8350" you'll see plenty of people having thermal issues even stock.

You'd be better off grabbing a relatively cheap, but decent cooler within your budget. It'll be a good investment regardless of platform.
By all means though, for the time being, grab a retention bracket and use it and see how it goes until you can invest in a new cooler.
 
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post #5 of 7
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Ok, any suggestion for the cooler ? I will try meanwhile to give a lock for the retention kit/block in my country. I think that an old am3 mainboard is not the best solution.
Don't want to overclock havy. I come from a msi 970 gaming board, so. Temp where ok, until 4.1 that hit 60°C.
post #6 of 7
Raijintek Themis, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo are probably the best of the budget priced coolers that will do well for your needs, I think there are a couple of others around a similar price point, but can't think of them right now as I'm super tired. Ultimately it depends on what's available to you from the shops you use and within your budget.

Out of curiosity, why did you get rid of the 970 Gaming and get the Sabertooh instead? The Sabertooth is no doubt a superior board, but the 970 Gaming should be more than ample for your relatively low overclock, it's the 970A's that are piss-poor.

I wasn't suggesting you purchased the Crosshair IV Formula by the way, sorry. I was merely saying that when I purhcased it, I also had to source a retention bracket. smile.gif
 
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post #7 of 7
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biggrin.gif the plan was to offer the 970 to my cousin with a fx 6350 for an "Upgrade" (ye, time are not the best with the came out of ryzen). I found the sabertooth used 1 year with his warranty used and i prefered to take this board at a good price. The retention kit it was my fault, i did not asked a photo and the seller did not say (even cause it "liquid" the cpu).
Obviously, i found problem with the 970 board now (elettrolitic discharge) redface.gif, i'm trying to find a solotion for both now.
Thank you for tips about heatspreader. Is there even some solution that can be compatible with even am4 biggrin.gif?
I will look for the cooler master 212 evo in these day and find if it need a retention kit too.
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