Questions & Answers
QuestionAre the attachment pins to large for a socket 775 CPU?I have not been able to get the plastic attachment pins in the screw holes in the MB. They look to large too me. My processor is an Intel Q6600. Posts on the internet say that LGA 775 and 775 are the same.
- Answer You need to remove the backing plate that is installed on your motherboard for a screw mounted cooler. The cooler tabs are made for a PCB hole mount - not threads. The instructions should, but don't mention this. My 775 is now cool!
QuestionWill it work using a 3 pin header?I tried connecting it to a 3 pin header. It will spin momentarily then quit and twitch. Some heatsinks with a 4 pin connector will work on 3 pin header. Reinstalled the old heatsink which runs fine. Defective unit maybe?
- Answer It should work with a 3 pin header. Make sure that you have it connected to the black, red, and yellow wires. The blue one will be unused with a 3 pin connection.
QuestionAM2+ ProcessorsThis heatsink says it is compatible with AM2 and AM3 processors. Does that include AM2+ processors as well?
- Answer Yes it should work with your AM2. The + just refers to additions they made to the cpu socket, but the layout should be the same.
QuestionCan replcement clips be obtained ?Retension clips plastic spreaders broke off during assembly. Poor instruction on the use of these clips L, R casused repeat assembly attenpts breaking the plastic tips
- Answer No. However, if you're still under the manufacturer's coverage, you can either: bring the item & purchase receipt into the place of purchase for assistance, or call 1-800-620-2790 and speak with our Product Support Team.
QuestionWhat size fan does this use, and how do you add a second fanWhat size fan does this use, and how do you add a second fan. If you add a second how would you set it up blow away or toward the cooler? Does it need a adpater to install another fan?
- Answer It's a 92mm Fan. This cooler includes the bracket to add a 2nd 92mm fan in a push-pull configuration.
Questionthe 120mm fan has 4 wires. black, blue, red, and white. What should the applied voltage be on each wire? I assume black is ground, right?
- Answer look at the connector pin1 = gnd pin2 = +12v (or variable with 3pin configs) pin3 = rpm sense (signal from the fan to tell the mobo how fast is is spinning) pin4 = pwm control (signal to the fan from the mobo to tell it how fast to spin) http://savedonthe.net/image/986/pinout.png