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Installing Zalman 9500 on AM2 with adapter to 939

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I am attempting to install a Socket 939 Zalman 9500 Heatsink/Fan Combo onto a Socket AM2 Mobo. I have the adapter for using a SOcket 939 on a Socket AM2 which can be found here:

http://www.cooltechpc.com/c/ctpc/std/sku=939_am2_adapter.html
Does the...

1) ...adapter goes directly onto the mobo as in the pic?
2) ... can anyone explain step by step. I must be missing something....

Of course I didn't see the 9700 which is AM2 compatible.... but  I bought the Adapter as listed above. Any assitance is appreciated...
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by:TheTechGuysNYC
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According to this qwebsite the 9500 is compatible...

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article727-page1.html

Funny eh?

Should I just go with the 9700 or....?
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put the adapter so that the white rubber collars will rest on the MB
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Right, did that.

To mount the heatsink, I just install the included clip on the heatsink and then rest the heatsink on the cpu right?

But the clip is awfully far away from the holes in the center, which are the two holes I assume are used to mount the heatsink? Or am I mistaken?
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i can`t see much from the pictures on the first link you provided s, i have a question :  you need to use screws to attach the heatsink on the adapter ? if yes you could try to mount the adapter onto the heatsink first and then to try to put it on the MB (9500-9700 are bulky and hard to mount ... i have a 9700 AM2)
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Zalman heatsinks are meant to be screwed in with tension on the clip.  The clip may seem far away from the holes, but it will flex as you screw it in.  Line up both sides and start the screws, then screw them in all the way once you have both sides started - push down on the screw to make contact with the hole.
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But I mean very far away... like an inch or two... and the clips dont seem to pliable...
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And the screws to attach it to the center aren't very long...
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An inch?  Did you remove the black plastic retention ring around the socket first?  The pictures show the collars on the adapters making contact with the motherboard.  The clip should hang such that it is fairly close to the adapters.  Check for obstructions in the heatsink.
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by:TheTechGuysNYC
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Nope, the heatsink shown is very small. The one I have is massive. I just realized they include inch long screws though so I think that should do the trick.
I am going to finish it in a little bit. I will let you guys know how it goes.
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