Question Need help in mounting CPU fan into Motherboard

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Don't mind how dirty it is because I am going to be replacing the casing today and that's why I need help.

See those 2 holes under where the fan screws are, I have no idea what to do because the screws wont reach there. Also there is really nothing under those holes either, just the casing.

if anyone can give me a guide on what to do such as what screws I will need, will be much appreciated

View: https://i.imgur.com/FWSCg6s.jpg
 

tennis2

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Was the cooler mounted properly on this board prior to this picture?

What brand/ model cooler is this?
What brand/ model motherboard?

Looks like you've got a cooler that doesn't support this particular socket.
 
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You appear to be missing hardware.

Usually there is a backing plate....or some sort of mounting bosses.

Some coolers I have mounted would work with those holes (they have a push type expanding pin and you don't need bosses or a backing plate)....

but it doesn't look to me like the one that you have will without additional hardware.
I sort of do remember something like that, oh yeah does it look like a cross of some sort? If so I do have it somewhere, if that is the one then what type of screws do I need tho for this
 
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Was the cooler mounted properly on this board prior to this picture?

What brand/ model cooler is this?
What brand/ model motherboard?

Looks like you've got a cooler that doesn't support this particular socket.
I had a different cooler before, one of the old AMD FX cooler but it was preinstalled to this.

My motherboard is B350 PC MATE
And CPU Cooler is a Ryzen Wraithcooler
 
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See those 2 holes under where the fan screws are, I have no idea what to do because the screws wont reach there. Also there is really nothing under those holes either, just the casing.
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I agree you'll need a backplate as it appears to be missing.

Something like this which has the two clip brackets (they're attached to the backplate with two screws each) for a different method of attaching coolers. The Wraithe cooler you have won't need the two clip brackets but if you upgrade you might as other AM4 coolers need them.
 
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sonofjesse

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Missing the mounting plates and back plate. (plenty of youtube videoes on how to replace coolers). Always watch 3-4 vids BEFORE starting.

Your computer looks super dusty as well, might want to check how your airflow setup for dust.
 

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