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Last night I changed over to the new mounting system from the old on my Supreme HF full nickle block.
Apparently I was doing something wrong with the old mounting system. I was getting the thumb screws even, but i think I was going way to tight.

With the new mounting system, I'm seeing a CPU temp 5-7ºC lower, and core temps 3-4º cooler, than I was able to get with the old mounting system.

I wonder if tightening it to much with the old mount was causing the block to go a little bit convex, so the center of it lifted off the CPU slightly?

I'm happy with the new mounting.
When I got home from work the ambient air entering my radiators was 31ºC, water temp 38ºC, but my CPU was only running about 58-60ºC, and the core temps were running around 69-72ºC.
My rig runs with 100% CPU and GPU load folding 24/7 at 4.3ghz.
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher;13405723 
3. Then with a bit of finger gymnastics, tilt the board on it's side and carefully place a small white washer on a screw first then the metal washer ( hear the metal is optional).

The metal washers are optional. If you install the metal washers on top of the white plastic washers under the mounting posts, it reduces the mounting pressure on the block.
I put the metal washers under the springs to slightly increase the mounting pressure on my lapped CPU.
Edited by Caleal - 5/6/11 at 4:14pm
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i7-950 Asus P6X58D-E Asus ENGTX470 BFG 9800GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator GT Velociraptor 3000HLFS Lite On DVD burner EK Supreme HF 
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AquagraFX470 EK FC-88 Koolance RP402x2 MCP35x pumps 
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Phobya Extreme 200 and Quad 480 radiators. 9x Akasa Viper fans Windows 7 Ultimate Old LG Flatron 1680x1050 
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