Question Motherboard not lining up with cpu fan standoffs

Apr 20, 2019
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Hello all, so I made a bad decision in unscrewing my cpu fan as I needed to turn around to fit more more RAM in the ram slot since the logo was covering it.
I had already built my system and for some reason when building it it was the same but I managed to screw it in but not actually in the standoff just enough so that it wouldn’t move around and now it is completely screwed.
All the other standoffs line up perfectly




Motherboard : ASRock AB350M
CPU : Ryzen 3 1200
 
Apr 20, 2019
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when you took the motherboard out, did you redo/align the back plate for the cooler?
Basically what happened was that the AMD logo was covering one of the DIMM slots as I wanted to buy more ram, so I unscrewed the fan turned it round and tried to screw it back on but the standoffs where what the picture looks like. And then I fully unscrewed the board, took the gpu out and replaced the io shield back in, tried to line everything up and now the board is screwed
Im using the stock cooler of the Ryzen 1200
 

AllanGH

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Take the motherboard completely out of the case.
Find the cooler bracket back plate.
(It's probably between the motherboard tray and the right-side case panel, or on the bottom of the case, behind the power supply.)
Reassemble it all outside of the computer case.
Reinstall the motherboard with everything on it.
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Take the motherboard completely out of the case.
Find the cooler bracket back plate.
(It's probably between the motherboard tray and the right-side case panel, or on the bottom of the case, behind the power supply.)
Reassemble it all outside of the computer case.
Reinstall the motherboard with everything on it.
Would the fan still be okay to use after it being taken out and rubbed a lot, I feel like the thermal paste will be screwed
 

AllanGH

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Use new thermal paste, of course--after cleaning the old paste off the cooler and μP.

There are too many YouTube videos on the process to make it worth describing it, here.
 
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Use new thermal paste, of course--after cleaning the old paste off the cooler and μP.

There are too many YouTube videos on the process to make it worth describing it, here.
I think I’m just going to buy a new case and cooler :/
 

AllanGH

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Well, you will eventually find the back bracket for the cooler you already have, when you transfer everything over to the new case.

But, that's going to leave you with an extra cooler and case.....soooo, it sounds like a good time to build another computer!

(You can never have too many of those.)
 

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