How to install ryzen cpu

Unlike Intel’s OEM heatsink, which AMD incorporates into its AMD Ryzen processors, it is quite efficient and reasonably sonar heat sink. Of course, this is a good option for consumers who do not want to invest in third-party heat sinks, which increases the bill when buying a new system. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install two models of Hate Sync in Socket AM3 / AM3 + and AM4.

With the launch of the AMD Ryzen processors, AMD also added three new heat sink models, which will be responsible for cooling the new processors and will be sold with them. Although initially the X-Series processors (starting with the Ryzen 5 1600X) were not sold with the OEM heat sink, it was replaced with the second generation of the Ryzen, and now all its processors are sold with OEM heatsink.

The OEM heatsink models that AMD currently has are:

  • Wraith Prism: Built for AMD Ryzen 7 2700x processors.
  • Wraith Max: AMD Ryzen 7 is built for 2700 processors.
  • Wraith Spire: Built for AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600x processors.
  • Wraith Stealth: Designed for a range of other processors.

Wraith Prism/Max OEM Heatsink

The anchoring system of Wraith Prism and Wraith Max is exactly the same. The anchoring system of Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth is similar. Therefore, we will divide this tutorial into two parts, treating each of them separately to the anchoring system.

Wraith Prism / Max OEM Heatsink

This AMD OEM heatsink has a base made of heat sink heat pipes, which come in direct contact with the processor’s IHS. Thermal paste will be applied to the base in advance, so you don’t have to worry about buying a tube or installing it.

Unlike other models of the Wraith line, it uses the anchoring system via heat sink tabs, which are connected to the corresponding anchors of the AM4 socket retention system.

To perform anchoring, you must place the Wraith Prism or Max heatsink on top of the processor, making sure to insert each tab into the relevant tabs of the AMD retention system.

You will notice that there is a lever on one side of the heat sink. This lever must be rotated 180 to fit the IHS of the heat sink processor. Once this is changed, it should look like this:

Once this is done, we will install AMD Wraith Prism or Max Heatsink on our AMD Ryzen processor. The pressure exerted on the processor by the heat sink is good and ensures that the thermal paste is evenly distributed over its IHS.

This type of heat sink uses a type of mount that makes it compatible with the AM4, AM3, AM3, and AM3 + in addition to the AM4 for which it has come out.

AMD Wraith Spire and Stealth OEM Heatsink

The AMD Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth OEM heat sinks are somewhat similar to the OEM heat sink used by Intel, with the exception that, in the case of the Spire, its main core is made of copper, which makes it even better. Let’s cool if they were just aluminum. But the construction, in itself, is very similar, due to being an aluminum block in which the cooling wings have been extracted, all connected to the main cover.

Unlike the installation system, we have previously used with the AMD Wraith Prism heatsink, to install this model, we first need to disassemble the heatsink retention system, which comes with the AMD motherboard. To do this, we will remove the four screws that hold it in the rear retention system.

Next, we will place the heat sink on top of the processor, which is similar to the four screw trunks in it, with holes in the motherboard.

With the star screwdriver, we will tighten each screw lightly, turn each time halfway, and follow the blade pattern. That is, if the first screw we tighten is the upper right, the second should be the lower left, then the upper left, and finally, the lower right. It is important to adhere to this style of blade and gradually tighten it, because otherwise, not only will you not be able to connect the heat sink to the AMD retention system. But there is a high probability that you will harm IHS and its subsequent days.


Once the screws are tightened, the heat sink will be completely safe and you can turn on your new devices without fear of damaging the processor.

Due to the type of anchor used, these Wraith Heat Sync sockets are not compatible with AM3 and earlier, only AM4.

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