I had an Acer tower that's a few year old, the motherboard died, so I took the rest for parts. The other day, I realized I had most of the parts I needed so I wanted to build my uncle a better, more updated PC than what he has now. I had the same case and more importantly, the same CPU and cooler/heatsink that was with the original motherboard/PC.
The replacement board I got for this was an ASUS P5LD2-VM
(socket 775) and the CPU is an Intel E2180.
The problem I'm having: I'll admit it was a dumb move but I had a VERY long day and after servicing so many computers, I guess I wasn't on my A-game. I didn't notice this before I installed the Asus motherboard and once installed, I proceeded to instal the CPU. Then I attempted to install the cooler/heatsink and I noticed the 4 holes surrounding where the CPU is, the 4 holes where the heatsink screws down to. But there was nothing there to screw it in to! I'm just wondering: Is there some sort of bracket or something that I need to get to install on the BACK of the motherboard, so i can screw the cooler/heatsink assembly down to securely? I've never had this problem, from all the ones I've installed though most of them have been stock coolers. Even though this is the original assembly that was with the original PC/motherboard, I'm not really considering it 'stock' because it isn't an Intel cooler that usually goes with the CPU's, it's a Foxconn. Here is the exact part:
I tried to attach pictures here but it wouldn't work for me. Could someone please tell me what it is I need, a bracket or whatever, and point me to a link. Thanks.
HERE is a link, krikle. Take a look at chapter 1 page 11 'installing the CPU heatsink and fan'.
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Thanks but I'm well aware on how to install them usually. That just explains how to install usuing a stock cooler.
Take a look at the second link I posted. The problem is, the assembly I have, the Foxconn one in the link in my first post, the 4 screws there are on a spring. They screw down into the holes on the motherboard but there's nothing there to screw into. So ...I'm using this cooler/heatsink...not an Intel one... do I need some sort of bracket on the back of the board or something that will allow something to be underneath ( on the other side) of the board so the Foxconn can be secured using the 4 screws? It was the original one used so there must have been some sort of bracket on the original board. Thanks.
Does THIS help you out?
Yes...I'm looking for something like that :) Just something so I can screw the fan and heatsink down to the board. I'll have to have anothe rlook in the morning though and see if that one you pointed me to will do the trick. If so, I'll have another look around here to see if I have one. If not I'll order one.
I'll let you know. Thank you :)
Would this one suffice? Or should I go with the metallic one you pointed out?
Assuming this is what I need, again I have to double check. Thanks again.
The link for your Foxconn heatsink doesn't show an additional backplate, so I assume it would be compatible with an OEM-type backplate (like the one in the Ebay auction). Nice that it's dirt cheap!
Which do you think is better or would it make a difference?
Id go for the one with the shorter standoffs just encase the standoffs on the cooler interfere too much .
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What Der said!
Yeah you're right. Okay, I'll let you know in a week or so how things went. Thanks guys.
Hey guys. Honestly, I should have ordered the one with the tall standoffs. I think it would have been easier to install and a better fit.
Anyway, it wasn't perfect the plate but I made it work. I wasn't impressed with the quality of it and had a bit of time getting the sucker of a cooler fan screwed down into it. But oh well. It did the job, PC is up and running. Thanks.
Glad that it worked-out for you!
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