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I cannot for the life of me mount this hsf onto my cpu! I can't seem to get the lever side bracket onto the pegs. I spent an hour following the directions, trying to get this friggin thing on and I'm just about to give up and stick with the stock hs. It looks like the copper plate isn't seating correctly either - it doesn't look like it's completely centered on the chip. Is there a compatibility issue with this mobo and the freezer pro 64? Or some kind of trick to get this stubborn ****e mounted??
Appreciate any relief from madness...
    
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post #2 of 41
u sure u put the lever side bracket onto the pegs in the right way?
i had ur same prob but with a diff mobo and i asked my dad to help and he said that i put the lever side bracket onto the pegs completly the wrong way around.
    
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I've got the fan right next to the ram, so it blows the air out the back.
    
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post #4 of 41
Did you try rotating it 180 degrees?
Never mind!
You answered as I typed
    
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hmm.
i actually dont know what could be wrong with it?? :S
is anything obstructing the cpu cooler.. e.g. a mobo heatsink?
    
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...nothing, I just can't get the top hsf bracket over the top tabs on the retention plate.
    
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...ughh cut myself trying to get this bloody thing on. I honestly don't think it fits.
    
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post #8 of 41
hmm.
return it if you dont like it.
    
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post #9 of 41
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I gave up and went with the stock hsf. What a waste...
    
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post #10 of 41
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...ughh cut myself trying to get this bloody thing on. I honestly don't think it fits.
It'll fit. I used to run that exact same setup (AC Freezer 64 Pro + A8N32-SLI) a year ago, before I discovered how enjoyable the dark art of overclocking is.

Use a screwdriver to help you get some leverage when hooking the retention bracket onto the retention module tab. It's hard and somewhat painful the first time, and you have to fight instinct telling you that you'll break something, but use controlled force and you'll get it done.

Hope this helps!
    
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