[SOLVED] Can I install/attach an AIO CPU cooler to my GPU for better cooling?


Nov 11, 2020
Hey team, so I was thinking of ways to better cool my r9 390x

One (stupid) way I came up with was sticking a regular AIO cooler onto the GPU

I'm sure there is an amazing and logical answer why this is not possible, but I am having a hard time understanding it - someone please help me understand

See, all AIOs come with different mounting brackets (Intel: LGA 2066 / 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1366 / 115× / 1200; AMD: AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1), surely one of those brackets will perfectly size up to the holes on my GPU that will allow me to attach it right?????

(My question is about mounting the AIO to the GPU solely; let's ignore the other parts for the mean time, like cooling for vram etc etc..)
LGA 1700:
78 x 78mm

LGA 775:
72 x 72mm

LGA 2066, 2011, 2011 V3:
80 x 80mm

LGA 115x, 1200:
75 x 75mm

LGA 1366:
45 x 42.5mm

FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+:
48 x 96mm

54 x 90mm

R9 390X:
53.3 x 53.3mm