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Thinkcentre M77 SFF Power Supply upgrade and cpu cooler bracket & fan questions

2019-06-12, 1:56 AM

Hello, I have a Thinkcentre M77 SFF that I bought off of newegg a few years back. For fun I want to drop a Phenom II x4 965 125w onto the board, which I have just laying around. I was wondering if a cooling bracket would damage the m77 board when applying force? Since the alternate fan I have for the phenom uses clamps and a cooling mount bracket seems to be required Or would the stock fan and heatsink work for the 965?  Also, when it comes to a power supply upgrade are there any more powerful psu out in the markets which would work in the original slim factor case? I can only find 240w replacements online and I am not sure if I will be able to meet the full power requirements when installing the gpu if 240w isn't enough.


The upgrade build plan is.

Phenom II x4 965

2 more 2gb samsung 1333hz sticks (being sent in the mail as I write this)

(I haven't decided yet to add) either a geforce 730 or a 1030 lowprofile


The bracket I ordered is the "Black Cooler Fan Stand Bracket Base for AMD AM2 Socket PC Computer" on newegg


So if anyone can help me to figure all this out I would be grateful. I still plan on putting in the extra ram regardless if I cannot upgrade the cpu. The bracket was fairly cheap and knowing it may not work was in the back of my mind upon purchasing it.


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