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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by innthe, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. innthe New Member

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    i have a asus m4a88t motherboard and trying to install the zalman 9700 but the clips with it are not in the same pattern as the motherboard, am i doing anything wrong?
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    innthe says thanks.
  3. innthe New Member

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    ya but the holes in my motherboard are in different place
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    look at the video, the bar attaches to tabs on the plastic, not screw holes.
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    I thought AMD had that plastic bracket around the cpu area so you shouldent need to mess with anything inless things have changed since i last used AMD.

    If anything the cooler should sit in that bracket then you have latches you clip over if i remeber right, I don't see why you need to line it up with the holes.
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    k, ill just use this thread,
    this is my first time lol, so i dont really understand much about it.
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    Would i be guessing right in that you took the plastic bracket of your motherboard?
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    no problem:D

    the link I sent shows that there are two tabs that get added to the cross bar. These metal tabs lock onto the plastic retainer around the CPU. With 939 you would pull the screws to set the cooler, with 4 screws holding the plastic ring in, they went to the tabs again.
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    ya but the two plastic brackets are different shapes, the old one fits in the screws, this one doesnt.

    my two plastic brackets are different shapes though.
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    Is there any way you can get pictures to show us? that'll be a better effect to help us get this mess fixed for you
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    939: pull 2 screws, mount the bar with the screws through the retainer.
    [​IMG]

    AM2: leave the 4 screws in, and additional tabs get added to the Zalman mounting to fit on the plastic locks on each side.
    [​IMG]
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    Just so it helps me to, Is your motherboard a socket AM3? if it is then the next question is, Will a socket 940 heatsink fit a socket AM3 without any mods as such.
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    well maybe, but not for a while but you see the shape the screws are in here?http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Setup.asp?Idx=164
    mine are a different shape to them, like a rectangle instead of a square lol
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    yep
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    click on the AMD mounting tab in that link...it shows the added tabs that lock on the socket.
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    k which socket?
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    nvm im just gonna use the stock cooler, i think the other one just needs a different motherboard.
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    then the video starts they show a different bar than was used for 939, its got one tab on it, you pass it through the cooler, then slide the opposite sides clip through the bar.
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    o you mean the second part in the second video, i dont use any of the clips with it?
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    thanks!i know it now :)
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    no i did, the screw holes are in different places though, but the second way works fine.
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    Then just do it the second way?

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