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Trying to put a heatsink on a CPU...

By Rob2931
May 3, 2007
  1. This is my motherboard


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017



    Using a Conroe 2.66 dual core processor.


    The problem is that there is this orange cylinder sticking out of the motherboard right next to where a heatsink must be screwed onto the board, which gets in the way when i try apply cube-shaped heatsinks. Has anyone encountered this/know what fans to use? Thanks
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. Rob2931

    Rob2931 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Well, could you now specify what exact 'cube shaped' heatsinks you have tried?


    :)
     
  5. Rob2931

    Rob2931 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I've gone through an AVC, not sure the exact model, and a Cooler Master, not sure the model either as the boxes don't say and I picked them up at PC stores and then returned them. They were the type that hook onto an X shaped plate under the motherboard, then come down over the top of the processor. The problem is that since they are square shaped, if this was the processor, [], there is a little spike on the motherboard here - []. and the square heatsink bumps into that .


    They both looked like this, except in 92mm.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835101003
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Just Google for 'GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 cpu cooling' and BOOM! You hit 2 coolers that fit right off the bat! (plus a great review of that mobo with a 4 core cpu and cooler).


    :)
     
  7. Rob2931

    Rob2931 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

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