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I have been trying to install this damn heatsink for 2-3 hours and I cant get it right. It is the megahalems. I put my paste on (pea size) then i forgot to take the screws out of the bag so I had to do it 1 handed. The heatsink was moving a lot. I tried to screw it in, but it didn't line up..... Now I have been trying to remove the thermal paste for probably an hour. I can't get it all. What happens if I don't remove all of the thermal paste on the cpu? Some of it got down in the side of the cpu. I don't want to take it out. I really want to go to bed, so can someone help me please!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 31
Dude,

Go to bed, deal with it in the morning. Take the heatsink off, leave the CPU mounted in the socket.

Tomorrow morning, get some rubbing alcohol, that'll strip the thermal paste on. You've probably messed up the backplate or something.

You did get the sandybridge compatible model didn't you. I assume it's got a different mounting kit for them

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post #3 of 31
You will be fine if you don't get every last bit. Why is not fitting ? is an adapter needed ?

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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Dude,

Go to bed, deal with it in the morning. Take the heatsink off, leave the CPU mounted in the socket.
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This as well.... tired frustration is not work it working on a build
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post #4 of 31
Go get some sleep, and basically the rest of what the guy said above me
    
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I really want to finish this damn thing. For some reason, the 2 screws on the right of the back plate tighten fully, and the 2 left have a little wobble to them. I messed around with that for a long time. Don't know what to do, so I just kept it on. Now it looks like I need to space the aluminum strip adapters farther apart to get the screw holes to line up for the aluminum mounting plate. I hope this damn heatsink doesn't break my motherboard. I dropped screws on my motherboard probably 4 times.

Is it really ok if I don't get all the thermal paste off?
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post #6 of 31
Is there alot of Thermalpaste on the CPU still??
I guess a tiny dot won't be bad but alot will affect your temperatures really bad.
    
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post #7 of 31
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Is there alot of Thermalpaste on the CPU still??
I guess a tiny dot won't be bad but alot will affect your temperatures really bad.
a little is smeared on the side of the cpu on like 2 sides. I can't get it out.
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I really want to finish this damn thing. For some reason, the 2 screws on the right of the back plate tighten fully, and the 2 left have a little wobble to them. I messed around with that for a long time. Don't know what to do, so I just kept it on. Now it looks like I need to space the aluminum strip adapters farther apart to get the screw holes to line up for the aluminum mounting plate. I hope this damn heatsink doesn't break my motherboard. I dropped screws on my motherboard probably 4 times.

Is it really ok if I don't get all the thermal paste off?
Seriously, start over, you'll be happier in the end for doing it!! Give it a good clean before it dries, polish it up with some rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover.

As far as the screws are concerned, if you have the correct backplate/adapter it may be because of how you are tightening them.
Screw them in initially to hold the heatsink in place, then tighten each one a bit more, next, next, next until you reach the right tightness. Never tighten one screw fully and then move on to the next!

If a screw is still loose check that the heatsink is not contacting with any capacitors.
     
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post #9 of 31
The side doesn't really matter for your temperatures since that won't come in contact with the heatsink.
But i heared if there is thermalpaste on the side touching your mobo it can short your board or something.. i dunno. But i guess most thermalpastes these days are none conductive.
    
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post #10 of 31
TIM is by and large non conductive and the IHS is also not electrically active so no problem there. You need isopropyl rubbing alcohol and some Q tips to get it out of the crevice. Getting it done when tired and getting it done correctly when rested are two different animals. Been there...done that.
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