View Full Version : ECS P4S5A/DX+ Question ?

11-21-02, 05:31 AM
I have an ECS P4S5A/DX+ ECS motherboard and want to install a Alpha PAL 8942 CPU Heat sink on it but the notes for the CPU heat sink says:

"The heat sink comes with the included brackets which work with your EXISTING Pentium 4 mount holes (please make sure your motherboard has these standard mounting holes).

Anyone gotta clue if these holes exist ? I'm assuming they do underneath the stock heatsink/fan combo, but thought I'd ask.

11-21-02, 06:41 AM
Not sure About P4 mobo'z (never owned one), but for the AMD side of the house, there are 4 holes in/on the mobo around the "socket" that the Alpha's can use to be mounted. According to your quoted statement, it sounds like that it's tellin' you to remove the existing "black" bracket on the P4 mobo and use the holes for that bracket for the Alpha.

Not sure though, can someone that's familiar with Alpha'z and P4 mobo'z here at SG verify?

I took a look at a pic of your ECS P4 and I do not see any mounting holes immediately around the socket like an AMD mobo has. So either it's not compatible OR you have to do what I mention before and remove the black bracket and use those holes.

11-21-02, 06:59 AM
Here is a Review that I found about installing an Alpha on a DFI mobo though:


and Here is a look at different designs on www.sidewindercomputers.com on Swiftech P4 designed Alpha'z: