Arctic Cooling 4870x2 VGA cooler...

EQPlayer

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......whoever designed the retention mechanism on this VGA cooler... I want them drug out into the street and shot. I've tried for hours to get the x-braces on the back of the card back on with zero luck. Not to mention partially stripped the heads on a couple of the screws in the process. Anyone have any pointers?
 

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......whoever designed the retention mechanism on this VGA cooler... I want them drug out into the street and shot. I've tried for hours to get the x-braces on the back of the card back on with zero luck. Not to mention partially stripped the heads on a couple of the screws in the process. Anyone have any pointers?

After nearly tearing the skin off of my fingers, throwing the screwdriver and stripping a bunch of screws I figured out a quick and simple fix. The screws are simply not long enough. However there are plenty of long ones of the same diameter which hold together the old fan mechanism that was removed to place arctic cooler. Look around the periphery of the old fan. There are a bunch of screws remove 8 of them. Take the tiny screws off of the cross bars and save the springs. Next place the larger screw through the cross bars, and replace the springs. Next screw into place without the urge to KILL whomever decided not to include longer screws in the kit!
 

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