Finally I get my ass into gear to rebuild the new PC and find i have lost the thermal paste 🙂
Also the Zalman 9500 HSF uses a back plate and the MB unfortunately has a couple of condensers ( that’s capacitors to you younguns ) that protrude from the back of the MB and stop the back plate from fitting nicely.
I had to modify the back plate to allow it to sit on the mother board I finally got round to doing this this weekend. I did it by tracing round the back plate on a sheet of tracing paper and using that to locate which bit of the back plate I needed to modify.
I could then use this see through template to mark which bits of the back plate I needed to cut away – i use a pair of cutters – you could use a dremmel and i may use my little drill kit to tidy up the cutout bits before finally installing the heat sink only 6months after i brought the MB ! That’s assuming I can remember to by some thermal paste before next weekend