Installing the HPL-815 is a multiple step procedure. We start by positioning 4 black washers on the four mounting screws and then adhering the 4 white AMD washers on the bottom of the four copper posts. Next thing is to attach the 2 AMD mounting brackets to the base of the HPL-815 using the 4 small screws provided.
With the AMD brackets secured in place we can then thread the 4 copper posts into the appropriate holes on the mounting brackets.
Next we have to position the cooler into the 4 mounting holes. Turning the motherboard over we then insert the 4 retention screws and screw them into the 4 copper posts which completes the installation.
The first image shows how the clips function by sitting in the small grove cut out of the fins. These clips are an area of concern. The metal used to construct the clips will bend easily if not handled carefully. Another thing to consider is the proximity of the RAM slots to the CPU socket. When orientated for an AMD setup the cooler came very close to blocking the first RAM slot as seen above. If we turn the cooler around the heatpipes will easily interfere with the first slot.