Mounting a Prometia or Vapochill on AMD A64/FX51

Howto by MajorSlaughter @ 2003-10-11

In due time CPU kits will be offered from both nVentiv and Asetek for the the AMD A64/FX51 motherboards.
But for those of us that don´t want to wait, we must improvise! This guide will show how I mounted my Prometeia/nVentiv cooling system onto my Athlon 64 setup.
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Intro + Tools needed

Madshrimps (c)


The following is NOT a step-by-step guide and is only offered as a suggested means of mounting for the AMD A64/FX51.

Items needed:
  • #6-32 threaded rod cut to two 4" lengths (two #6-32 4" pan head screws can also be used)
  • Four #6 locking washers
  • Four #6 nuts
  • Two #6 wing nuts
  • 1/4" closed cell foam insulation (I used pipe wrap insulation for 1/2" pipe)
  • Seal string (VapoChill users this can be purchased at NAPA auto parts)
  • 1/4" sheet of Plexi glass**

    Tools needed:
  • Jig saw with blade for cutting Plexi glass
  • Drill with 1/8" bit
  • Pliers
  • Straight edge razor blade

    Templates for the hold down brackets, they are not to scale but measurements are correct.


    Template for Prometeia, click for zoom.
    Madshrimps (c)


    Template for VapoChill, click for zoom.
    Madshrimps (c)
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    Comment from Da_BoKa @ 2003/10/11
    nice work

    greetz
    Comment from MajorSlaughter @ 2003/10/11
    Yes, actually it comes with the mb and AMD includes an extra one with their Retail A64/FX51
    Comment from jmke @ 2003/10/11
    the A64/FX51 is super expensive everywhere Koensa

    thanks for the great howto MajorSlaughter
    Comment from MajorSlaughter @ 2003/10/11
    Quote:
    Originally posted by jmke
    the A64/FX51 is super expensive everywhere Koensa

    thanks for the great howto MajorSlaughter
    Thanks jmke !
    Comment from Da_BoKa @ 2003/10/11
    Quote:
    Originally posted by MajorSlaughter
    Yes, actually it comes with the mb and AMD includes an extra one with their Retail A64/FX51
    but what does it??

    greetz
    Comment from jmke @ 2003/10/11
    I think it is a backplate for mounting your heatsink , this is how it looks to me, and MJ also posted it

    Quote:
    He used the extra back plate that came with his cpu as the hold down for the promie head
    :grin:
    Comment from MajorSlaughter @ 2003/10/11
    Yes, its just a back plate for the heat sink mounting bracket to reduce flex and distribute pressure more evenly. It's part of the AMD socket 940/754 design specifications.
    Comment from jmke @ 2003/10/13
    some photos from XtremeSystems forums where someone followed MJ's guide:
    Comment from jmke @ 2003/10/13
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    Comment from Sarcastro @ 2003/10/13
    Excellent work MS!


    So when are you gonna break 27k?
    Comment from MajorSlaughter @ 2003/10/14
    Quote:
    Originally posted by Sarcastro
    Excellent work MS!


    So when are you gonna break 27k?
    I'm at 26k right now, need a new bios from Asus to let get get my fsb over 260mhz ! stuck ya know

    All the ram I have won't work right on A64 at 1:1 either, which will be ok once they fix the fsb limitation anyway.
    Comment from ThommY @ 2003/10/17
    Very nice MajorSlaughter!
    The A64 is nr 1 in my wishlist
    Comment from Gamer @ 2003/10/18
    nice work MS.

     

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