This is a guide that I hope will help you install the Hyper 6 CPU cooler on your motherboard. The images here are taken by me as I installed the unit on my P4 motherboard. I will try to add additional pictures of an installation on an AMD K8 motherboard at a later date.Click on any image for a larger (800X600) view.
1. The original retention module must be removed before installing the new retention module included with the Hyper 6 cooler. The white pins you see below will be removed first.
2. Turn the motherboard over and, pressing firmly, with a flat bladed screw driver between the retention module legs, push the pin flush with the bottom of the motherboard. Do the same with all 4 pins.
3. Turn the board face up and continue to pry and lift the pins out of the retention module legs.
4. From the back of the motherboard again, squeeze the retention module legs and push them through the hole.
5. On the back of the motherboard, place the Universal Back Plate so that the raised areas fit into the retention module holes.
6. Using the supplied short screws, attach the new Universal Retention Module to the back plate. Set the screws snug, but do not over-tighten.
7. Install the CPU and apply a thin coating of Cooler Master Thermal Paste to the CPU die.
8. Peel the protective plastic off the bottom of the Hyper 6.
9. Slip the Hyper 6 heatsink into the Universal Retention Module and secure it with the spring clips. The stationary lip of one end is attached to the raised arm of the module first and then the clip is pressed firmly over the raised arm on the other side until it clicks into place. Check to be sure the Hyper 6 is flat and level with the motherboard.
10. Attach the included fan to the front or rear of the Hyper 6 with the 4 screws supplied. The air should be directed over the heatsink in one direction, preferably toward the rear of the case, near the exhaust fan.
Enjoy the silence and the superior cooling of the Hyper 6 CPU Cooler.