CPU cooler won't fit -
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Hey again, I've got another very annoying issue to post here. problem is: I just installed everything in my new computer and finished with the biggest part - the Scythe Grand Kama Cross cooler (it's a big bastard with a 140mm fan on top) - and I can't get it to clip on the frame on the motherboard. I'm missing about 3mm, so there's no way I can place it. For as far as I've seen, there's nothing blocking it and if I can clip it on 1 side (since I'm using the AMD bracket provided with the cooler, which has 1 clip at each side), the cooler is tilted at a small angle, so there's about 5-10mm between the other clip and the motherboard bracket clip.
Is it possible that the motherboard bracket for AM3 is different from the one for AM3+? Because the cooler was first on a AM3 motherboard and now I'm trying to place it on a AM3+ motherboard.
I thought AM3 and AM3+ were physically the same in every way except for 1 pin on the processor, so if that's true, how does it not fit?
If that's not the issue, can anybody guess what it could be? I'm using that cooler on a Phenom II X4 965, placed on a ASRock 990FX Extreme3.