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How tight should my silver arrow be?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello,

1090t
Asus crosshair V
Silver arrow


So, how tight should the cooler be?

Do i need to screw the four mounting screw all the way down?


Cheers.
post #2 of 10
Finger tight. And if it doesn't feel tight enough after that, then just a little more.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
what do you mean by 'finger tight'?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

what do you mean by 'finger tight'?

Finger tight means as tight as you'd reasonably twist it with your fingers, no tools.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well im having trouble reaching the screw with a screwdriver so there is no way my large fingers would fit here.

Thanks for the advice.
post #6 of 10
edit:
the 4 screws that hold the back plate and the front plate should only be finger tight
take the board out of the case to make it easier i have a SA and i know how much of a pain it is
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
im talking about the four tensions screw that hold the cooler to the board. The mounting mecanism isnt the same on AMD than on intel.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post

edit:
the 4 screws that hold the back plate and the front plate should only be finger tight
take the board out of the case to make it easier i have a SA and i know how much of a pain it is

there is no front plate, as i said the mounting mechanism isnt the same on AM3 and LGA XXXX.

EDIT : sorry bout the double post
post #9 of 10
You need to take the board out and screw the 4 screws til they stop. Don't try to force them. You'll be able to feel when they are screwed tight
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post

edit:
the 4 screws that hold the back plate and the front plate should only be finger tight
take the board out of the case to make it easier i have a SA and i know how much of a pain it is

there is no front plate, as i said the mounting mechanism isnt the same on AM3 and LGA XXXX.

EDIT : sorry bout the double post
Quote:
Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

You need to take the board out and screw the 4 screws til they stop. Don't try to force them. You'll be able to feel when they are screwed tight

^.

doesn't have to be literally as tight as it WOULD using your fingers. thumb.gif
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