CPU-370 and removal of retention frame

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CPU-370 and removal of retention frame

Postby Ricci » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:29 pm

I note that the instructions that come with the CPU-370 waterblock indicate that with some processors like AMD sockets, the motherboard's retention frame requires removal for proper installation.

Why removal of the retention frame? Does the height of the frame interfere with the proper contact of the block against the CPU surface? Or, does the frame interfere with the block being properly mechanically oriented horizontally and vertically to the board? I ask because I have an Asus Rampage III Extreme board. Do I need to pull the retention frame off the board in order to install the CPU-370?

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Re: CPU-370 and removal of retention frame

Postby Izerous » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:39 pm

You remove the stock AMD mounting altogether. The frame and backplate and replace it with what comes with the cooler. It simply isn't compatible.
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Re: CPU-370 and removal of retention frame

Postby Ricci » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:33 pm

Izerous wrote:You remove the stock AMD mounting altogether. The frame and backplate and replace it with what comes with the cooler. It simply isn't compatible.


What AMD mounting? The motherboard is for an Intel LGA1366 socket.

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Re: CPU-370 and removal of retention frame

Postby Izerous » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:39 pm

Right for AMD mounts those directions are applicable. If you look at an intel board almost none of them have a retention frame. They just have a bunch of holes you typically shove the heat sink clips into do those directions don't apply when you don't have a retention frame to worry about.
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