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CPU fan and heatsink for FM2

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mconnelly, Feb 20, 2015.

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  1. mconnelly

    mconnelly Thread Starter

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    I purchased a SilenX Effizio EFZ-92HA2 - 92mm Spiral Heat sink for my AMD A8-5600k APU because the seller said it had a universal bracket so it would fit most AMD processors. Well, can someone please explain to me how the heck I install this thing? The screw holes on the bracket are configured in a square not a rectangle which is how the mobo screw holes are set up. Do I install it without the bracket or what? Pleeeeeaaaaassssse help me.
     
  2. trogdo

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    The cooler was released in 2011, whereas the FM2 socket was launched in 2012, so that's the problem here, it's just not universal enough.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    I do not know what you paid for that cooler however it is a $9 cooler and as such it is not going to deliver much in the way of performance.

    Next I looked at the support page for that cooler and it does not have a manual for download. Without having it in front of me, it is pretty hard to tell you how you config the cooler to fit.
    Generally the amd/instel "universal" coolers have a bracket that is adjustable ie it moves OR you have multiple sets of spring clips so you can use it on socket 1150, 1155, amd 939, AM2/3, etc.

    In short, this cooler is not going to give you any performance benefit over the stock amd cooler and I would just use the amd hsf rather than the one you purchased.
     
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    you install it on the STOCK amd bracket.......that is on all amd motherboards
     
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