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AX-7 and Asus A7V266 ???

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vayero

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Has anyone tried this combination? The A7V266 has two capacitors right beside the top-left corner of the cpu socket and I think the AX-7 won't fit. The GlobalWin WBK which is a bit smaller in length than the AX-7 (75mm as opposed to 77mm) seems to me like a tight fit.

Summer is approaching here in Greece and high ambient temperatures (35C-40C) are the norm, while in the VERY hot days it can go to 44-45! The WBK doesn't cut it, that's for sure, so I was thinking of getting a better heatsink. A big air-conditioning system would be nice too, of cource :)

So, if anyone has had success in fitting the AX-7 on the A7V266, please tell me. Now that I think of it, could I trim that corner a bit so that the hs will fit? Or is the fan screw in the way?


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muddocktor

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I'm not sure if it fits or not, but trimming the corner is a viable option. I had to do that with my Swiftech MC462(original version) to clear the hsf that is on the nothbridge of my KG7 board. I had to acually cut about 1/3 into the threads of the fan mount on that corner, but it still holds the fan nice and tight.:) Even if you lose the mounting hole completely, you still have 3 other mounting screws to hold the fan securely in place. From what I've read, the AX7 sounds like an excellent, economical hsf alternative to the MC462 and Alpha 8045.
 
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vayero

vayero

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Thanx muddocktor, I would have gone for the swiftek but my mobo doesn't have the holes needed for the screws.

Anyway, I'll try and measure the clear space around the cpu socket and see how much trimming the AX7 will need. It doesn't come cheap in greece though, it's 82 EUR, about 70 USD.

When (and if) I get it though, I'll post the works, together with some pictures, hopefully.
 

muddocktor

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By all means, post some pics up; that will help someone else out in the future if they want to mount the AX7 on the A7V266. Also, if you have to modify the hsf, then give a little explanation on what you had to do to mount it on your board. Sorry to hear that the AX7 costs so much in Greece though.

Anyways, good luck with it.

muddocktor
 

jstutman

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Swiftech MC462(original version)

i just read a post cant remember where it was at, but it said to follow the swiftech compatiblity list for the ax-7 as well. so just like the epox 8k7a+ install it but be very carfeul and make sure you dont touch the capacitors. you could always do what your planning on doing and cut a cornor off. but why hurt that beutiful hsf. ;) :p