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.
Mounting the Prommy/Vapochill
** Cut out the hold down bracket for the Prometeia / VapoChill out of the 1/4" plexi glass
** Remove the heat sink mounting bracket and back plate from the mother board. ** Cut some foam insulation and install on the pack plate.
** Use seal string along the bottom edge of the plastic heat sink mounting bracket
** Insert the threaded rod into back plate and secure with locking washers and nuts. ** Place the back plate back on the rear of the motherboard.
** Insert the mounting bracket onto threaded rod and secure with locking washers and nuts ** Cut out 1/4" foam insulation for socket area and opening for CPU IHS
** Assemble the hold down bracket for the Prometeia / VapoChill onto the threaded rods using wing nuts
** Seal the screw holes in the top of the Prommy cooling head with seal string. ** Seal the area between the heat sink mounting bracket and the Prommy cooling head with seal string.
** You should test the cooling head/cpu contact before powering up the computer!!
Mounting of the VapoChill requires that the cooling head be taken apart for the mounting plate to be installed. Some additional effort may be required to seal the area around the cooling head/heatspreader mount.
I thought I'd show this picture for the VapoChill users, it’s a similar design implemented on a P4 motherboard. It will give you an idea of how the VapoChill hold down plate works