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>> the heatsink mounts slightly different in the AMD64's. Namely the backing
>> plate needed on the otherside of the motherboard
> Like a Playstation2 where its CPU heatsink is attached on the mobo?
No, it isn't directly attached, instead, there is a plate that you slide
on the underside of the motherboard with two posts that go through the
motherboard, and you screw the heatsink base onto that. Next up you do the
standard clipping on of the heatsink. its a bit of a pain with some bases
(the one that came with my mobo sucked, little plastic piece with nothing
to hold it on while you were trying to flip the board around to attach
it), but the plate and base that came with my heatsink were really nice.
Metal plate that had an adhesive pad, and really helps to dissapate some
of the heat