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post #21 of 41
Try to hold the cooler with both hands ,,, then try to get that lower part of the cooler


to fits on your Mobo retention while using one hand to hold each side too look like this


after you align it correctly push the cooler down gently and turn the lever ,,


first time installation took me 15 min ,, now i can do it in less than 30s
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post #22 of 41
Are you doing it inside the case or with the MoBo out? Much easier with it out, I did mine with the MoBo installed, but ended up removing the PSU.
Also, mine was put together incorrectly from the factory. I had to take the little screw out and turn the clip around and then it fit.
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post #23 of 41
I just got one of these today, going to be fitting it as soon as i get home from work. Looks like i'm going to be having some fun then, lol

Bought it along with some zalman stg1
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post #25 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post

i just had a look at that video, but according to the instructions that come with the freezer pro, the cooler should be fitted so that the hot air is blown towards the back of the pc, so the guy did it wrong in that video?
i'd imagine that the rotating fan should be pointing towards the front of the case?
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post #26 of 41
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i just had a look at that video, but according to the instructions that come with the freezer pro, the cooler should be fitted so that the hot air is blown towards the back of the pc, so the guy did it wrong in that video?
i'd imagine that the rotating fan should be pointing towards the front of the case?
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post #27 of 41
Incredibly odd! All three Freezer's I have owned have been some of (if not the) best/easiest in terms of installation. The Freezer 7 Pro was the tougher of the three, but the old Freezer and Freezer 64 Pro were (I felt) quite simple!!

There shouldn't be a difference in the retention bracket on your motherboard...I simply can't figure out what would be causing this hassle!

With the black "handle" turned so the plate is loose, you should be able to literally slip the opposite end over the retention bracket, lower the "handle" side over the opposite side of the retention bracket (maybe a LITTLE pressure) and then flip the "handle" to the other side and viola!

Can you take some digital pics of the heatsink at the point during installation where you can't continue?
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post #28 of 41
Xavier1421, can you just confirm the direction in which the fan should be actually facing? should it pointing towards the front of the case? Reading the instructions, i reckon it should
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post #29 of 41
Yes, the fan should be towards the front of the case, like so:



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post #30 of 41
According to AC, the fan should be on the interior side (blowing out the rear). It's not always possible though, as some motherboards have their retention bracket oriented differently.

In my experience, with good case airflow, either direction is fine. If there is poor close to stagnant airflow, blowing toward the rear case fan tends to keep the interior temps down.

Anyone ever forget to plug in the fan after re-applying paste? That ENTIRE heatsink gets friggin hot...super hot!! Meaning the heatpipes are doing their job, and even though the fan seems kind of weak, does an amazing job of the heatsink cool. Yes, yes, I was nubbin it that day :-\\
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