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When installing my shiny new Raystorm block I noticed the retaining plate was bending when the pressure screws are in their "soft" or all the way up position. I searched and found others having this happen with no reports of damage.

What does everyone think, is this acceptable or should I go back to EK or different brand?


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post #2 of 21
You are perfectly fine, Same here.
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Kind of surprised no one else chimed in if this is the "norm".

Thanks for the reply thumb.gif
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post #4 of 21
I haven't noticed any bending in mine. I'll have to check again. Mine's Intel though.
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I have not checked mine but i know the springs are way to stiff during the install.
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post #6 of 21

I tightened my springs all the way down and then some, I wonder if this is why I seem to be getting uneven cooling..headscratch.gif

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Like what ? Right now Coretemp is reading the following for me -

28,30,28,31

room temp is 65C
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevdog View Post

I tightened my springs all the way down and then some, I wonder if this is why I seem to be getting uneven cooling..headscratch.gif

Could be... There's a sweet spot when it comes to mounting pressure.
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post #9 of 21

Its normally 5c difference but gets up to 8c, when I was running an H50 it was no more than 3c,

Im going to reseat the block, I think its to tight and not sitting flat, are you not supposed to compress the springs all the way down?

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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyk20z3 View Post

Like what ? Right now Coretemp is reading the following for me -
28,30,28,31
room temp is 65C

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