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Hey guys just recently switched over to sandy bridge. I am using my TRUE 120 Cooler with the LGA775 mounting hardware because my Asrock P67 Pro3 has mounting holes that support that. Just a quick question.

Am I supposed to tighten the spring loaded screws that hold the top bracket to the bottom bracket all the way down because the top bracket is flexing a bit to reach the top of the motherboard?
    
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Don't screw it all the way so it starts flexing.... Just make sure it is firmly on the CPU... The springs are there to push the cooler onto the CPU at a suitable amount of force...

IMO the TRUE has one of the worst mounting brackets I have used...
 
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Yeah, you just want it snug. The springs give the proper pressure.
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You are still using the original design "X" type bracket mount, right? Yes, you are supposed to screw the spring loaded screws all the way down to the shoulder where they stop; the 2 above me are wrong in their advice. They are designed that way to hold properly and the springs provide the proper tensioning. Without tightening them down to the shoulder, you stand a chance of them backing out from vibration over time, plus you aren't putting the proper tension to the base.

But better yet, you should buy yourself the Venomous X BTK bolt-thru kit as it's a much better mounting system than the old "X" style mounts and be done with it. That one will cover all Intel products, including the upcoming LGA2011.
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Not if its flexing... If the bracket is bending under the force you are wasting your time screwing it down further....

Did you place the rubber feet on both sides of the motherboard?
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Not if its flexing... If the bracket is bending under the force you are wasting your time screwing it down further....

Did you place the rubber feet on both sides of the motherboard?
It's been a while since I used an original "X" mount on 775 for a TRUE (replaced them with Rev. 2 mounts), but what feet are you talking about? I do not remember any feet for either the front "X bracket or the 775 blackplate for 775. IIRC, the 775 backplate just has a plastic shield to keep from shorting things out on the mobo. And has the OP done any mods like the washer trick to the original "X" mount for better mounting pressure? If he has and is using it on an 1155 board, that might be what is causing his problems.

But the best option would be for the OP to get a more modern mount, such as the 1155/1156 Rev. 2 mount or the Ven-X mount I linked for him and use the proper 1155 mounting bracket holes to mount his TRUE.
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Originally Posted by rock3ralex View Post
Hey guys just recently switched over to sandy bridge. I am using my TRUE 120 Cooler with the LGA775 mounting hardware because my Asrock P67 Pro3 has mounting holes that support that. Just a quick question.

Am I supposed to tighten the spring loaded screws that hold the top bracket to the bottom bracket all the way down because the top bracket is flexing a bit to reach the top of the motherboard?
The mech specs/dimensions for the the orig backplate may be slightly off (compared to the orig 775 socket) so it does not line up properly w/CPU. If its not mounting like you expect, you might need a different mounting kit.
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I had the same issue you are having.

While the 775 kit worked on my mainboard, it was tough to use and I didn't like the way it worked. I bought the 1156 (also fits 1155) Venomous X BTK kit, which also fits the Ultra120/TRUE line:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...?tl=c14s222b34

http://thermalright.com/products/ind...t_id=20#id=162

This kit mounts much, much easier than the 775 kit, and the pressure bolt system holds the heatsink more securely. I'm much more satisfied with how it works. As muddocktor said, the 775 mounting kit is lousy in comparison; thankfully that's not the standard any more.
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Thanks guys. Its holding just fineness ill probably wind up switching boards soon and getting the right cooler.

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