Solved I bought a fractal design celsius s36. And the am4 mounting

August 15, 2017 at 21:12:10
Specs: Windows 10
I bought a fractal design celsius s36. And the am4 mounting bracket won't stay on
I keep reading the directions putting the am4 bracket on turning to the right 1/8 and nothing I can get it on a little bit but once it's on the processor it just detaches from the bracket. I also had problems taking the Intel bracket off that it came with. It took me 30 minutes to take that one off. Please help I've been trying to figure this out all day. And it costed me $119!

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August 21, 2017 at 15:37:02
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Personally, I think water cooling is a huge waste of money. That being said, I had a quick look & it doesn't appear to be a difficult installation. The stock CPU cooler plate needs to be removed from the motherboard & then 4 stand-offs screwed in place. If the waterblock came with the Intel mounting bracket preinstalled, flip it over & remove the 4 screws in the locations shown in the following pic:

Once those 4 screws are out, give the mounting bracket a twist & it will pop off. Then twist the AMD mounting bracket in place & secure it with the same 4 screws. Then all you have to do is set the water block over the CPU & secure it to the stand-offs.

NOTE: Don't mess up the pre-applied thermal pad on the underside of the waterblock. If you do, it will have to be completely removed & replaced with thermal paste. Do NOT use it if it gets mucked up.

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September 26, 2017 at 00:14:35
Hi, for anyone reading this still having this issue, I bought this cooling system yesterday: and it took me 4 hours to figure out. So now I write this so that none of you have to spend more than 3 minutes reading this detailed text.

Here's a quick guide on how to install it:


1. Remove the Intel surrounding casing on the cooler which comes preinstalled from the factory with a neat 'twist' of your wrist. Do not worry, it twists on the same way back if you wish for reselling the cooler to an Intel owner and this is a normal way of mounting the cooler later in Step 6. Place the protective plastic back on to keep the cooler nice and clean.
2. Screw in the the AM4 'bolts' into the backplate that comes with your motherboard so that the 'circles' are facing down and the 'spikey ends' are up toward the top of the CPU. Do not install the Intel backplate, or use no backplate. The screws should fit the 'bolts' as they're some sort of industry standard for AM4-socket mainboards.
3. OK! You've come part way. Here comes the complicated part: Mount the fans to the cooling refrigerator panel with the 8 screws provided and lastly mount the panel (with fans installed on it) onto your case. Either ceiling or backside depending on your choice of fitting. I found that screwing only 4 screws with washers (out of the total of 8) fit my case best. This is because using all 8 scew holes would have blocked my motherboard cooling heatsink. It still sits well and I'm satisfied with it.
4. Remove the protective plastic from the step you did in Step 1 and 'twist on' the AM4 circle instead of the Intel one. Place the plastic back on for now to keep it clean. Get ready to place it on the CPU.
5. Mount the newly cleaned Ryzen CPU onto your motherboard. Or brand new... if its not an upgrade.
6. Mount the cooling pad down onto the CPU and firmly screw in the screws to the AM4 circle. Remember! Screw them X order not, top left, top right and so on you want equal weight diagonally distributed, so for example I did: Bottom left, Top right, Top Left, Bottom Right in that X order.

You now saved tons of hours of headache and annoyment and enjoyed reading text for a max of a few minutes.

Hope I saved you a lot of time.

-IT engineer

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September 26, 2017 at 02:17:20
Hi riider,

The reason why people buy water cooling for the purpose of practical reasons only today is becaues they are nearly completely silent, and good for running a system which can run 24 hours around the clock. For example, I have a system which I sleep with in my bedroom and I run a server on it and leave it on most of the year with occassional weekends where I put in in Hybernate / or shut down for a weekend because we clean the apartment and unplug the power. In this kind of scenario, water cooling is optimal as my systems for instance runs at about 15 decibels which is so quiet that the wind is louder blowing into the room from my window.

Hope that makes sense.

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