Thermal Grizzly AM5 Contact Frame


Combination of the CPU Guard and the Sealing Frame for maximum protection of the CPU. Protects the exposed components of the Ryzen 7000 CPU.

SKU: TG-CSF-AM5 Category: Tag:


Combination of contact frame and CPU guard
The AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame is a combination of Contact Frame and CPU-Guard for AMD’s Ryzen-7000 processors. As a Contact Frame, the AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame creates optimal contact pressure of the CPU into the socket, while an optional, included inlay made of silicone foam serves to protect the exposed components on the CPU.

Encloses the heatspreader
Replaces the SAM of the mainboard
Made of anodized aluminium
Optimized Inner Contour for Even Pressure Distribution
The precision-milled inner contour of the AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame creates multiple contact points to the heatspreader compared to the standard SAM. These contact points distribute the contact pressure on the CPU evenly. This ensures that the contact surfaces of the CPU rest uniformly on the pins of the socket. For example, problems with the detection of system memory can be avoided this way.

Innovative Silicone Foam Inlay for Protection and Sealing
The AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame comes with a silicone foam inlay. This can be placed on the PCB of the processor, similar to the AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU Guard. When installing the AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame, the gap between the heatspreader and the aluminium frame is sealed by the silicone foam by pressing the foam onto the PCB. This prevents thermal paste or liquid metal from getting onto the CPU’s unprotected components. The foam inlay is optional when used with thermal pastes, but mandatory when used with liquid metal.

User-Friendly Assembly with Clear Marking and Compatibility
To simplify installation, there is a corresponding marking on the top of the AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame. Since the socket has a bulge on the upper – the “northern” – edge, mounting is only possible in one orientation. Four screws are included for mounting the frame and compatibility with the Thermal Grizzly AM5 backplates is given.

Ryzen 8X00G Compatibility

Note: The AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame is compatible with the APUs of the Ryzen 8X00G series. Further information on the compatibility of the AMD Ryzen 5 8500G, AMD Ryzen 5 8600G and AMD Ryzen 7 8700G with our products can be found in the following video: “AMD Ryzen 8000 Delidded – Liquid Metal Changes Everything!”

Scope of delivery

1x AM5 Contact & Sealing Frame
1x Insulator Sheet Red/Black
4x pan-head screws UNC thread 1/4″
1x hexagon socket wrench 5/64″
1x angle wrench Torx T20

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm