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Just thought i would share that my aftermarket cooler (coolermaster N520, similar to the V8) has these hexagonal screws. It comes with a small round adapter that fits on the hexagonal screw for the backplate on the mobo and you use a standard philips screwdriver to turn the small adapter. At first i used a small screwdriver to tighten it, however i pulled out a really nice long philips screw driver today to tighten it a lot more. I was afraid i was going to mess something up, but actually i really lowered my temps significantly!

I used a 9" long screwdriver (measured from tip to tip) This time around i torqued it to a tightness i felt was safe but it was still pretty hard to push it any further.

Tightening screws 101: tighten them in a diagonal fashion i.e. top left, bottom right, top right, bottom left etc.

Im thinking of all these stories i hear of people with their cpu's heating up so much and they keep reapplying thermal paste over and over but it might be a lack of proper tools! My first standard sized screwdriver seemed fit for the job at first and i tightened it as hard as a i can (and im really strong, well not according to my cpu).

I know it might seem like a obvious thing, but maybe this can help some people out!

So on AIR and a OC @ 4.0ghz (1.4750v) and 2800mhz CPU-NB (1.35v) im running 51degree temps under load.
Edited by 2JZ - 5/24/11 at 8:17pm
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Really nice temps u got there. Gratz!
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I learned the hard way bout not tightening the screws down good. I burnt up the 4th core on my unlocked 550 from that.
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You have to be careful to not brake the motherboard.

We use thumb screws with the water blocks, mostly.
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Overclock it higher!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XxRZxX;13628477 
Overclock it higher!


Really nice clock u got in sig, do u run it 24/7 and wich temp@load?
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ya i agree oc higher if its only a 51 on load
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Thanks, very usefull for when I am going to install my new cooler (probably today)

I have one question though.

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Originally Posted by 2JZ View Post
Tightening screws 101: tighten them in a diagonal fashion i.e. top left, bottom right, top right, bottom left etc.
I don't understand what you mean here? Could you elaborate? Thanks
Edited by Zakka - 5/25/11 at 2:43am
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Good job friend , had the same issue on my h70 and BAM dropped 10 degrees
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hyp3rtraxx View Post
Really nice clock u got in sig, do u run it 24/7 and wich temp@load?
I can run that same OC its just it heats up to much at 1.55v, thats on air also. I just don't like anything above 49 degrees for performance and longevity issues. I noticed my CPU starts crashing games at 57 degrees and a few hours in a hot room will get it that high at 1.55v.

Now i wonder if he has his CPU-NB at 2800mhz too? Lets not forget i have mine at 1.35v, which adds onto the heat but really makes the performance come out!

Im going to stay at 4.0ghz @1.45v and 2800mhz cpu-nb @ 1.35v with load temps @ 49 degrees.
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