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Ryzen 5 2400g Heat Sink Doesn't Fit

Question asked by megabladezx25 on Jun 28, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2019 by megabladezx25

Hello all. I have just upgraded to a Ryzen 5 2400g CPU. The CPU installed fine, but the cooler that came with it does not fit into my motherboard. The screws in the heat sink form a rectangular pattern, but the threads on my motherboard form a square pattern. I have an AM4 Socket B350, but I don't know why it does not fit. Currently, I am using an OEM motherboard because I cannot upgrade at the moment and none of my other motherboards are available. Here is the closest link I could find for my motherboard.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05939208

 

The spaces for the screws form a square pattern around the socket, but the cooler has screws in a rectangular pattern around the heat sink. What can I do regarding my cooler? Right now, I am using my old cooler, thermal paste removed and freshly applied, but I would like to switch to the other one if possible.

 

Specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2400g

GPU: RX Vega 11

RAM: 1x8GB DDR4-3200 / 1x4GB DDR4-3200

Motherboard: HP OEM AM4 B350

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