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hmm, I had a VERY VERY hard time getting all four spring screws to adjust and tighten properly on my AMD board. I install with the cooler facing the rear, normally it should be facing the top on an AMD system.
I could get 3 of the screws in, but the fourth one just couldn't alighn, after a lot of time I managed to push it in but it wasn't straight. I thought to myself this can't be right, it shouldn't be this difficult. I removed the whole thing, cleaned again, reapplied thermal paste and tried it the other way round, after some messing about I could get all 4 of them in but it was difficult. I started tightening and after a while one of the screws couldn't tighten further easily, so I tighten the rest 2-3 turns and then stopped. All of them are half way or maybe 3/4 through, to me it seems tight enough, certainly the heatsing is not moving/sliding about and I know from DIY stuff that's it's never good to overtighten the any screw (especially when hooked to a new motherboard/cpu).
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hmm, I had a VERY VERY hard time getting all four spring screws to adjust and tighten properly on my AMD board. I install with the cooler facing the rear, normally it should be facing the top on an AMD system.
I could get 3 of the screws in, but the fourth one just couldn't alighn, after a lot of time I managed to push it in but it wasn't straight. I thought to myself this can't be right, it shouldn't be this difficult. I removed the whole thing, cleaned again, reapplied thermal paste and tried it the other way round, after some messing about I could get all 4 of them in but it was difficult. I started tightening and after a while one of the screws couldn't tighten further easily, so I tighten the rest 2-3 turns and then stopped. All of them are half way or maybe 3/4 through, to me it seems tight enough, certainly the heatsing is not moving/sliding about and I know from DIY stuff that's it's never good to overtighten the any screw (especially when hooked to a new motherboard/cpu).

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Originally Posted by brainii View Post

hmm, I had a VERY VERY hard time getting all four spring screws to adjust and tighten properly on my AMD board. I install with the cooler facing the rear, normally it should be facing the top on an AMD system.
I could get 3 of the screws in, but the fourth one just couldn't alighn, after a lot of time I managed to push it in but it wasn't straight. I thought to myself this can't be right, it shouldn't be this difficult. I removed the whole thing, cleaned again, reapplied thermal paste and tried it the other way round, after some messing about I could get all 4 of them in but it was difficult. I started tightening and after a while one of the screws couldn't tighten further easily, so I tighten the rest 2-3 turns and then stopped. All of them are half way or maybe 3/4 through, to me it seems tight enough, certainly the heatsing is not moving/sliding about and I know from DIY stuff that's it's never good to overtighten the any screw (especially when hooked to a new motherboard/cpu).

I had the same issue when installing my Hyper 212X on the AM3+ socket... I still don't know if i have those screws tight enough..but the temps seem stable
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