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No dice. Almost gouged my mobo trying to use a screwdriver to get some leverage. A heat sink at the top of the mobo prevented me from getting in there as much as I would have liked.
And I had read these freezer 64's were easy to install... Oh well maybe I'll try finding another hsf later today when I pick up a new psu (damn 24 pin connectors).
    
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post #12 of 41
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No dice. Almost gouged my mobo trying to use a screwdriver to get some leverage. A heat sink at the top of the mobo prevented me from getting in there as much as I would have liked.
And I had read these freezer 64's were easy to install... Oh well maybe I'll try finding another hsf later today when I pick up a new psu (damn 24 pin connectors).
Mmm...

Well, sorry it didn't work out for you.

Good luck, dude.
    
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post #13 of 41
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yea me too. Thnx man.
Any suggestions for a new hsf, preferably one that's actually easy to install?
    
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post #14 of 41
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yea me too. Thnx man.
Any suggestions for a new hsf, preferably one that's actually easy to install?
Personally, I find bolt-down coolers to be easier. Your motherboard is excellent for this because it's quite thick (very heavy, multi-layered PCB) and it has a metal backplate behind the socket.

The Thermaltake Big Typhoon is possibly the best bang for the buck solution. Just don't get the VX version. The original is bolt-down, and is super-easy to install (it was for me, anyway). A quick tip with bolt-downs: A third hand would be, well, handy. The hardest part in installing a bolt-down is the fact that, despite your best efforts, the thing will move, so having a friend or relative (or highly-trained primate, if that's all you've got ) to hold the HSF steady while you secure the mounting bolts will help you immensely.

There are other bolt-down heatsinks that work very well too. The current "people's champion," the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (and its just slightly lesser sister, the plain-jane Ultra 120), the Tuniq Tower 120, and others are all very effective, especially if you'll be overclocking.

Good luck! And hope this helps you.
    
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post #15 of 41
Check and see if the clip(red arrow) and the black studs(green arrow) on the base are lined up and seated properly:

    
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Stillhouse, I came across that pic while trying to find some info on my problem. Always made sure they were lined up, still didn't help my situation. Thanks anyway man.

Thanks for the suggestions txtmstrjoe, appreciate it. I've been hearing a lot of good things about that tuniq tower... the bolt on setups look a lot easier to deal with than the mess that is the freezer 64 pro.
    
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post #17 of 41
Did you go to the Arctic cooling site?Their is a compatibility issue with some MB's and a fix for it.If you took it apart to rotate it are you sure you got it back together right?

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.p...0&data=7&disc=
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post #18 of 41
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Yea I checked it out. Busted off the side clips, still no joy.
    
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post #19 of 41
Mine is as easy as mounting the non clip side first, then lowering the heatsink ontop the cpu. After that hold the clip straight up, and push down with force while pushing forward on it to force the bracket onto the pegs. Make sure its lined up perfectly for the three holes to line up with the three pegs. But downwards and then inwards pressure is the key.

Edit as in clip I mean the lever.

edit again: When I say push down, push down and out then force it over the pegs, force is needed. Sorry Im and and things just keep popping into my head lol.
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post #20 of 41
Lift up the black lever so it is pointing to the top of the HSF (The bit where the heatpipes stick out)

The bracket with the lever on it should be VERY loose and wobbly.

Clip the opposite side of the bracket over the Motherboard bracket lugs.

Push the black lever down (Don't actually rotate the lever. keep it pointing upwards) to extend the clip as much as possible. Hook this clip over the lug. YOu may want to press it on with your finger.

Once it is hooked over both lugs on the motherboard, hold the bracket on both sides (The lugs) with a thumb and finger. Now gently lower the black lever into the locked position. The clamping action is VERY TIGHT on this heatsink.

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