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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

    Dec 23, 2011
    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


    Feb 9, 2015
    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

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    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.
  4. replay


    Aug 12, 2003
    you install it on the STOCK amd bracket.......that is on all amd motherboards
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