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clean the cpu woth rubbing alchohol after puting it in the board (use a paper towel or rag) then clean of the back of the heatsink/water block the same way then use an amount of tim thats between the size of a grain of rice or piece of dried oatmeal and press the heatsink on and while applying pressure fix the heatsink to the board and your good to go
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so 3 of the standoffs dont get screwed in? they just chill there?
No, screw them all in, you might have to move your standoffs but you have same case and nearly the same board as me and as far as I can recall, I had to screw them (standoffs) in myself.

This is where you screw in the standoffs in your case:

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but when i look at the back of my mobo,there are only 6 holes
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but when i look at the back of my mobo,there are only 6 holes
Do you have P8P67 or P8P67-M?
How many PCI/PCIe slots do you have?

Edit: Nvm, even mATX boards have 9 holes, look at the previous picture I posted, you MUST have holes there.
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The CM 690 II has a guide for which holes to screw in a standoff. Look on the motherboard tray. It lists the holes with the corresponding letter. For you, screw in 9 standoffs in the holes marked A, B, C, D, E, F, J, K, L

*EDIT* Between the pictures that Thewasted posted (nice job BTW ) all you have to do is line up the red dots on the motherboard to standoffs mounted where the red dots are in the case.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 5/5/11 at 11:14pm
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P8P67 LE. i'm about to post a picture
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The CM 690 II has a guide for which holes to screw in a standoff. Look on the motherboard tray. It lists the holes with the corresponding letter. For you, screw in 9 standoffs in the holes marked A, B, C, D, E, F, J, K, L
i screwed in the 9 standoffs in those holes with those letters, but there are only 6 holes in the motherboard for the standoffs to go through. are 3 of them not supposed to go through holes in the motherboard?
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P8P67 LE. i'm about to post a picture
P8P67 LE has identical PCB to other P8P67 (excluding the M version, obviously) so it has 9 holes as well, I'm yet to see an ATX motherboard without 9.
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Check the link in my sig!

And Here its the 80way TIM Performance test, including application methods.
Thanks for this link, I have the D14 and originally did the line method. I'm not getting the best temps so I think I'm going to reapply TIM and reseat, but I have Arctic Silver 5 so it has a long curing time too. I'm gonna switch to the 2 line method and see how it does.

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i screwed in the 9 standoffs in those holes with those letters, but there are only 6 holes in the motherboard for the standoffs to go through. are 3 of them not supposed to go through holes in the motherboard?
None of them go through the motherboard. The motherboard sits atop the standoffs and is secured to them with screws.
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