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Thanks, very usefull for when I am going to install my new cooler (probably today)

I have one question though.



I don't understand what you mean here? Could you elaborate? Thanks
This goes for all applications of tightening screws, whether it be a snowboard, a desk or a cpu cooler. It will help you tighten it down better.

You don't ever tighten one bolt down as hard as possible, then move onto the next bolt thats completely loose and then tighten that one, and so on.

Tighten all four (in my case) by hand first, equally. Next, tighten any bolt with several turns, but not to significant, and then do the bolt directly across, not adjacent to the bolt you previously tightened.

Now, pick an adjacent bolt and do the same thing, only several turns. Tighten it to about the same thing, then do the one directly across. Now you tightened all 4 bolts, but nowhere near enough! You need to repeat this process.

You will find that, as you tighten a bolt, the one across which was previously really tight, now has more room for tightening!

The reason for this is, if you tighten one bolt to hard, it will not apply pressure evenly at first. You may make it more difficult for the cpu cooler to line up, you may squeeze the thermal compound wrong (please use pea sized method) you might stress the mobo on a certain area, you might make it more difficult to tighten other bolts etc..

You have to try to keep the surface even! Think about it, if you were to do: top 2 screws first then bottom 2 screws, your cpu cooler would be uneven during the first top 2 and 1 of the bottom. It would only become even once you tighten the fourth screw. By tightening across (not beside), it becomes even at the second screw.

All im saying is make sure every other screw you tighten is across from the last one you did.
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post #12 of 19
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Thanks, very usefull for when I am going to install my new cooler (probably today)

I have one question though.



I don't understand what you mean here? Could you elaborate? Thanks
Like this: Screw tightening order from 1st-last

1--------4
|--------|
CPU Socket
|--------|
3--------2
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ya i agree oc higher if its only a 51 on load
coming from an intel i see eh

the AMD 9x5 series can only see a 65 degree maximum!

49 degrees is recommended but people go higher, which is ok.
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Like this: Screw tightening order from 1st-last

1--------4
|--------|
CPU Socket
|--------|
3--------2
perfect thanks great illustration to my dull paragraph
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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.
I killed my MSI 790FX GD-70's CPU socket from the weight/pressure of my TRUE120. Just saying.
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I killed my MSI 790FX GD-70's CPU socket from the weight/pressure of my TRUE120. Just saying.
Did it die instantly? I tightened it down to the last bit yesterday and gained even more cooling benefits but im done and its been running a few hours now....
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No?
Took about a year, but I put the stock plastic AMD backplate on yesterday, and the PCB around the socket is bent so it was kinda hard to put on.
What CPU cooler do you have?
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No?
Took about a year, but I put the stock plastic AMD backplate on yesterday, and the PCB around the socket is bent so it was kinda hard to put on.
What CPU cooler do you have?
Cooler Master N520.... you think i should try loosening my CPU cooler? Its on super duper tight. It seems ok but i don't want to brick my mobo, its my best thing in my setup. I thought you meant you bricked your mobo but its still working right?
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coming from an intel i see eh

the AMD 9x5 series can only see a 65 degree maximum!

49 degrees is recommended but people go higher, which is ok.
You can take these chips to high 50's with no worries under load. Reg operating temps will be high 40's low 50's max. Been overclocking Phenoms since they were born.......
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