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post #21 of 31
Yeah, it's supposed to be easy and all, able to be done without removing the mobo, but when is anything like that? It takes some figuring out to get it right. Glad to see you got it.
    
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lol your story reminds me of the problems I had with my stock HSF.

I ended up cursing at it & throwing the item in the bin for an aftermarket deal..
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post #23 of 31
just be careful... i have a baaaad habit of bending the plastic pins

like at a -| angle lol its hard to get them straight enough to fit in the hole again i doubt my hs will last more than 3-10 reseats (before the pins break off....)

they need some sorta super mounting system... flawless and usable by people with like an iq of 25..... and unbreakable too


glad u got it to work! just dont bend those plastic pins!!!
    
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post #24 of 31
i honestly dont understand how it could be so difficult to install it. i did it only once, and temps were low enough (for a preshott - 45 idle, 65 load).
did you turn the pins the full 90*?
post #25 of 31
you keep messin with it and make the hole alittle bigger,it just wont stay put,mine af7 went on with out a hitch
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post #26 of 31
use screws then. dont be so worried about taking out your mobo and just screw it on.
post #27 of 31
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use screws then. dont be so worried about taking out your mobo and just screw it on.
Then you have to be careful that you get the tension even on all the screws or it'll twist the mobo weird.
    
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post #28 of 31
that's not hard. just tighten them bit by bit, and evenly.
post #29 of 31
If you do get an arctic cooling freezer 7 pro don't bother with AS5, the stuff that comes pre-applied is great and swapping to AS5 isn't worth the extra cost and hassle.
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When I changed my mobo I was in work and I got my mate to change it over. He wouldn't even shake my hand when I saw him to pick it up. He's a chef by trade and had 5 or 6 blue plasters over his fingers rofl

I then went out and got my Zalman, did the man thing and threw the instructions away! Spend half hour (sweating) trying to press the bracket into place to use the tiny key to tighten it up. After finally getting it on, I cheered!

Then I put the mobo in the case..... /cry 90deg the wrong way >_<

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