The mounting kit is
compatible with all socket available these days. Included in delivery you find a
backplate that is suitable for all sockets. Once in position on the backside of
the motherboard you can put it in place using four thumb screws. After that you
can place the CPU cooler onto the
CPU and then install the X-shaped metal piece and tighten it to the spacers. Installing the fans is also
quite easy. One can do this using the delivered metal brackets. Altogether the
installation is simple but it takes some time.
As we can see on the pictures, taken
on a ASUS board with the Cooler Master TPC 800 mounted, the first DIMM slot is still usable and you can
even fit on it Kingston HyperX modules, which are well known for their huge
heatspreaders. There even is plenty of space to install a second fan on the
backside of the cooler.
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