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The top of the motherboard is fastened to the tray with three screws. It won't move. Properly mounted, coolers like these make a motherboard sandwich. So take off your heatsink, make sure everything is tight, then remount - this time with a bleb of TIM in the middle about the size of 3-4 grains of rice, side by side.

Do not tight the middle nut beyond finger tight at first. That central pressure nut can partly lift the cooler off the socket and cause it to swivel. Get a firm seat and get your cooling squared away before you play with that nut. After you have an idea of what your system's about - then try tightening it, but compare temps with each amount of pressure. Sometimes less is more.
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post #12 of 27
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from its HUGE size im going to say its acceptable. my noctua moves a little.
Did you screw it down all the way home ?
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Mine is silent and doesnt vibrate or move. Try above mentioned remedies
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post #14 of 27
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Mine is silent and doesnt vibrate or move. Try above mentioned remedies
Same here. When you reapply the tim use 1 to 3 dots about the size of a rice grain ( I only use 1) in the center of the cpu, make sure it's tightened down all the way on each corner, and then tighten down the pressure screw in the middle.
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there is going to be some movement because the motherboard will bend a small amount due to the weight of it.
Don't make things up to try and prove your point please.
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post #16 of 27
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The top of the motherboard is fastened to the tray with three screws. It won't move. Properly mounted, coolers like these make a motherboard sandwich. So take off your heatsink, make sure everything is tight, then remount - this time with a bleb of TIM in the middle about the size of 3-4 grains of rice, side by side.
What do you mean with "side by side"? (My english isn't that good
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What do you mean with "side by side"? (My english isn't that good
111 = side by side

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1
1
1

= end to end

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111
111

= three rice grains, side by side.
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post #18 of 27
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Somewhat reviving my own thread here...

I finally got my TIM in today and I reseated my Heatsink. When I took the heatsink off, I noticed that the whole CPU was covered in TIM, so I think it's safe to say that I had enough on there. This time I put less, I just put a small glob of it in the center and put it on. I'm getting the exact same temps as I did before.

Is it safe to say that this is the best that the SA can do for me?
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post #19 of 27
Maybe. When you pull a heatsink and it looks like there is no TIM in the middle, then you know you have finally learned to apply TIM.
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I assume that I did it right. But... I moved my video card down to a different PCIE slot and managed to get 3c lower, pretty sweet I'd say, haha. It was about 1cm away from my Heatsink before that, and I assumed it could have been a bit too hot to be right next to my Heatsink, guess I was right?
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