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H80, Doesnt make good contact and bends mobo.. (s775)

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so installed it twice. read the directions like 5x.. cant get it to seat properly temps are in high 70's.. anything that alot of people forget or what?

im already dissapointed with corsair.. now that d-14 is back in i almost just want to sell h80..



anyone have a fix?
     
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How are you putting the TIM on? Are you sure the pump is plugged in and working? On my H60 it was pretty much the same as mounting any other HSF. I usually just put a small dot on the center of the IHS (right over the CPU core) and tighten down the screws.

If you just purchased it, you could have a defective pump or too much air in the system. In which case I would RMA it.
Edited by *ka24e* - 2/6/12 at 6:44am
post #3 of 9
Are you using the shorter stand offs? The longer ones are for 2011 sockets only and would cause you to not make contact. And there's bound to be some bending with just about all water blocks. Just make sure the mounting bracket is sitting flush, the stand offs are nice and snug with the mounting bracket, and then the pump/block.
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ur doing it wrong.

seriously my H80 works flawlessly.
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If you're bending your motherboard I can only imagine that you must be using the wrong socket set. You're using the 775 set yes?
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Originally Posted by Alphonze View Post

If you're bending your motherboard I can only imagine that you must be using the wrong socket set. You're using the 775 set yes?

There's only one Intel set with the H80. Universal back blate for 775/115x/1366 along with short stand offs. Then there's the 2011 stand offs which use the standard 2011 bracket that's on the motherboard.
post #7 of 9
I use the h100 which is essentially the same thing I did mine no problem and 3 days ago helped my buddy with his 1155 and it was a perfect 10 second installation as well.
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post #8 of 9
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according to how i read the instructions, the short ones are for 2011,
i ran it with bad temps for a day or so, so im guessing its not the pump lol..

its just not going down enough and making enough contact.

and just for referance of "how easy" you guys say it is, id say my custom cpu loop with mobo and fet blocks was easyer to install than this.. also d-14 was easy no questions..


i will look tonight to see if the short ones will work, i remember one side looks like m3 and one side looks like 6/32orM4 as the h80 backplate for 775 is threaded m3 and the thumb screws are the same i dont understand how i would use the short ones as they wont thread into my system in any way.
Edited by NKrader - 2/6/12 at 10:54am
     
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post #9 of 9
Maybe I got that backwards then, I could of swore I used the short ones on mine, but it's been so long since I've touched it I could be mistaken.
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