For our test bed we will use the Intel mounting set.
There are several options for mounting holes, including those for AMD. This means that you will have to use the included backplate for the AMD platform as well.
We begin the installation by removing the foam cover from the backplate and inserting the long screws.
Done. We can now install the backplate on the motherboard.
Once seated properly we can carefully turn the board over and proceed with with the washers.
We now install the Knurled Thumbnuts
Moving on to prepping the cooler.
We now install the hold down plate for the Intel socket configuration.
The cooler is now ready to be seated.
There is no spring loading mechanism. The pressure is solely coming from the hold down plate and the thumb nuts.
We are now ready for the fan which is held by rubber pins. There are 8 pins included, the 2nd set of 4 can be used to mount a 2nd fan on the rear of the heatsink.
The pins are moved into the slots on the side of the cooler.
Connect the 4-pin fan connector and the mounting is complete.