Question Need help with CPU cooler mounting hardware

Jun 19, 2021
10
0
10
0
Hi, I've built a few pcs now but I've not come across this before... I have an Acer DA078L-AM3 Motherboard,

Any help on what mounting hardware type I can use would be great, it might seem really obvious to you, but I'm not sure, thanks :)
 

lvt

Commendable
Apr 19, 2021
1,577
244
1,640
33
It seems that this motherboard uses the same CPU cooler retention bracket for both Intel and AMD CPUs, sort of universal cooler mounting bracket.

Can you please confirm that the CPU cooler mounting screws form a square?
 
Jun 19, 2021
10
0
10
0
It seems that this motherboard uses the same CPU cooler retention bracket for both Intel and AMD CPUs, sort of universal cooler mounting bracket.

Can you please confirm that the CPU cooler mounting screws form a square?
yeah they form a square, I've measured them too and it clearly won't fit any standard am3 CPU brackets
 

lvt

Commendable
Apr 19, 2021
1,577
244
1,640
33
yeah they form a square, I've measured them too and it clearly won't fit any standard am3 CPU brackets
Brands like Dell, Acer... don't always follow standards.

You might have to remove the old retention bracket and replace it with a standard LGA 11xx mounting set like this if the dimensions are similar.

 
Jun 19, 2021
10
0
10
0
Brands like Dell, Acer... don't always follow standards.

You might have to remove the old retention bracket and replace it with a standard LGA 11xx mounting set like this if the dimensions are similar.

thanks, ill try this, i cant find any non standardized Acer brackets, so it might be the only way
 

lvt

Commendable
Apr 19, 2021
1,577
244
1,640
33
praise the lord, I found it, it's the
ACER HI.10800.028 cooler and doesn't need and mounting bracket
Yes it's s standard cooler for Intel CPU like the 775, in fact there is a mounting bracket that is on the other side of the motherboard.

If your motherboard already has the bracket, the fan will install without problem (given that the clearance with the capacitors is good).
 
Jun 19, 2021
10
0
10
0
Yes it's s standard cooler for Intel CPU like the 775, in fact there is a mounting bracket that is on the other side of the motherboard.

If your motherboard already has the bracket, the fan will install without problem (given that the clearance with the capacitors is good).
yeah, thanks for the help
 

lvt

Commendable
Apr 19, 2021
1,577
244
1,640
33
I thought it would need an extra place for the heat sync to hook onto like with some amd coolers (given that its an am3 motherboard)
Does it mean a sort of spacer or holder?

On the Intel motherboard with 775 socket, you just put the cooler on top of the CPU and use the four screws to fix it, the same way you do with stock Intel cooler.
 

punkncat

Honorable
Ambassador
A friend of mine purchased an HP desktop with the 1st gen Ryzen inside. It was spec'ed with an R3 and we updated it to the R5 that the motherboard was compatible with. I was quite surprised to find that the cooler inside was LGA 11xx. I supposed that HP's fabs have so many Intel (like) coolers on hand they just opted to stick with it.
 
Reactions: lvt

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS