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HSF Mounting holes and 8K3A

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AudiMan

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Jan 16, 2002
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Does anyone know if the 8K3A has mounting holes for the Swiftech, and Alpha 8045 type heatisnks? Apparently AMD wants mobo manufacturers to get rid of those holes.
 

vandersl

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Apr 23, 2001
The holes are there.

They are not 'metallized' (grounded), and there are traces running right by them, and there is one resistor very close to one of the holes, such that I am not going to mount my Swifty on mine until I get an insulator for the metal lug.
 
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AudiMan

AudiMan

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Alright, thanks. The alpha comes with plastic washers, but I think I'll end up putting a Thermalright AX-7 on there.