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Have you tried using 4 washers? You said only 2 of your springs were broken, maybe the fact that you are using 2 original springs and 2 washers makes the heatsink tilt and no getting good contact area.

Edit: sounds stupid now that I re read what I wrote, sorry about that.
Edited by Sony Oengui - 11/20/11 at 2:30pm
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is your heatsink clean?

it being dusty will affect its thermal conductivity by a great deal.

remove the fan try cleaning the whole heatsink with water,let it out to dry.

 

and one very important thing.PLEASE dont loose your cool.

Bad performing hardware gets every1 frustrated,and more often than not,by getting frustrated and impatient they make it worse to a point of no going back!

just take a deep breath.get out of the house for a while and then very precisely apply the TIM,start screwing the cooler on.now i dont know if u know this but use 1 turn each for each screw.meaning 1 turn for screw 1,than same for 2,3,4 then again for screw1.1 screw being tighter than the other would be same as using the heatsink with broken springs,like u had.

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Got the load down to 60'C, thanks guys smile.gif
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