SilverStone AR02 CPU Cooler Review

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Figure 10 shows the backplate for use with AMD and Intel processors. The threaded holes on the “Intel side” are compatible with sockets LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, and LGA1366 CPUs. Socket LGA2011 systems will use the stock mounting system, and AMD systems use the other side of the backplate.

SilverStone AR02Figure 10: Backplate

Put the backplate on the solder side of the motherboard, and screw four spacers (shown in Figure 11) by the component side. Then, install the two bars shown in Figure 12.

SilverStone AR02Figure 11: Spacers installed

SilverStone AR02Figure 12: Metal bars installed

Then, install the heatsink over the CPU, holding it with two screws and a transversal bar.

SilverStone AR02Figure 13: Heatsink installed

Finally, install the fan.

SilverStone AR02Figure 14: Fan installed

Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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