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Hey everyone. I am having a tremendous difficulty pushing the H50 pump into it's bracket. Already, I have smeared some of the TIM paste onto the outer edge of the CPU. It seems I just cannot push it down enough without the TIM paste sticking onto the CPU. After watching the YouTube How-To video, it seems the Corsair guy is doing it flawlessly with ease.

Everytime I try to push the pump and lock it into its bracket, it seems like there is not enough space. I have already unfastened some of the screws to alleviate space, but it just still will not go down enough for it to "click/snag" the grooves. What should I do?

Should I remove the TIM paste on the CPU and/or pump and apply my own? Or leave it be? There is a little on the outer edges of the CPU. Please see pics here: http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1663/pumpp.jpg (pump) & http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4831/cpuil.jpg (cpu)

I am worried that this would affect cooling, and I do not know how much more smearing will it be as I continue to try and push the pump down into the bracket. Any suggestions on what to do at this point?
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post #2 of 13
Okay 1 if you can ever get it to stick out you have to much, also loosen the bracket until it's barely holding the back plate, then put it in and tighten the screws this will allow a lot more pressure as well.
Remember grain of rice sized TIM, what they put on stock is far too much.

These things are a bit of work to install.
Edited by Scrappy - 6/2/11 at 7:21pm
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post #3 of 13
make sure the bracket is very loose (only just sitting there) then put the block in and twist into place.

If that fails, get someone to help you, put the block in then slide the bracket down and get someone to screw the bracket into the back plate while you hole the block/bracket
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Alright. What about the slightly-smeared outer stock H50 TIM paste on the CPU? Should I clean it off? Or clean it on both pump/CPU and re-apply my own? Or do you think this would be okay? I was just worried it would affect CPU cooling since I am a perfectionist. :-(
Edited by Kabigon - 6/2/11 at 7:23pm
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I would clean if off, it you have any isopropyl alcohol that is the best, if you don't just use a microfiber cloth and wipe it as well as you can. As long as your not super overclocking it won't matter.
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Clean off the edge of the CPU or clean off altogether on the pump and re-apply own?
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post #7 of 13
Clean off all together, just wipe it down well.
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Leave the TIM on. The h50 uses a retarted mounting system. you have to totally loosen it and then screw it down.
    
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What happens if I just leave it as is? Would it affect cooling? I was hoping to either just keep trying at it or wipe down the CPU edges--at least. I really wanted to try the stock TIM stuff, but I just wasn't sure if it was going to be problematic if the paste got a little bit smeared on the CPU.
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post #10 of 13
If it's all messed up and spilling over it needs to be removed. Yea their rotate into the bracket it kinds stupid it looks like the H80 and H100 have eliminated this.
At this point it would be very difficult to ensure no air bubbles. Adding your own will give you the best performance.
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