Gelid fixes AM4 processors in the base with a new frame

Hong Kong-based Gelid is in enthusiast circles perhaps best known for its cooling pastes, where the company’s GC-Extreme was for a long time the extreme overclocker’s choice. In addition to cooling paste, the company also offers other products related to just cooling computers, but also chassis and a whole range of products aimed at the home office.

As a complement to the company’s cooler, Gelid is now launching a product with the telling name AM4 CPU Retention Bracket – a frame for fixing AM4 processors in its base better than the base’s built-in lever is capable of doing. Many enthusiasts have probably been appalled that the processor comes with the radiator during disassembly, it is this built-in weakness in the PGA socket Gelid is trying to remove.


Gelid AM4 CPU Retention Bracket


Gelid AM4 CPU Retention Bracket i retail-packaging


Gelid AM4 CPU Retention Bracket mounted on motherboard

The frame itself is an unusually simple device in metal that is fixed on any AM4 processor, where the frame takes up space around the heat spreader. Then the frame is clamped in the cooler fastening device itself, which in turn is mounted with four screws through the motherboard. The result is that the processor can not be unintentionally disassembled without first removing the frame – with the disadvantage that the frame is only guaranteed compatibility with Gelid’s own coolers.

Gelid’s CPU frame is said to have already started selling at a recommended price of 1.29 Euro, corresponding to a maximum value of approximately SEK 13. However, the company lacks permanent representation in the Swedish market, which is why anyone who is thirsty for securely mounted AM4 processors does best to look to the continent for a possible purchase.

Can Gelid’s processor frame be the product you have been missing all these years without knowing about it? Motivate in the comment thread.

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