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As long as the push-pins line up with the holes in the motherboard, you're good to go.
As Thewaster said, the most important thing is being able manage the fan cable.

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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
does the i/o shield go on from the inside or outside
From the inside. The border of the I/O plate should click into place.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 5/7/11 at 8:22am
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
As long as the psuh-pin line up with the holes in the motherboard, you're good to go.
As Thewaster said, the most important thing is being able manage the fan cable.


From the inside. The border of the I/O plate should click into place.
thank you very much
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I always rub (with a card or something) the TIM all over the heatsink and cpu mating surfaces, then wipe it off with a coffee filter. This fills in all the microscopic valleys before applying the actual TIM. Then its either the straight line or center dot.
This cannot always be done especially with IC7 or shin-etsu.


I depending on the TIM, I either do 1 of 2 things. Glob in the center or spread it out.
 
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so there are 9 standoffs meaning there are 9 holes in the mb to screw down into the standoffs? i only see 6 holes in the mb
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post #65 of 110
Make sure the you push the pins all the way down otherwise heatsink won't make proper contact with the CPU which will result in extremely high temperatures. These things are awful and it was a nightmare to secure them properly, you should get a proper heatsink as soon as possible.
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I applied Arctic Silver 5 to my 2500K using the recommended method:



Works perfect. If you were on AMD, then a dab in the middle.
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i have an atx mobo. my case said to use 9 standoffs but i only see 6 holes in my mobo
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
i have an atx mobo. my case said to use 9 standoffs but i only see 6 holes in my mobo
Here are the mounting holes on your motherboard:


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Case has different holes for different sized mobos. My haf has a legend telling you which holes to use for atx and matx.
    
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so 3 of the standoffs dont get screwed in? they just chill there?
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