Sorry for the late reply, Just noticed your post.
Originally Posted by Jon P
Thanks for the guide, I am now frustrated that I struggled with the scrap of paper (!) supplied and fitted my fan before reading your instructions. Fortunately I think I've done it right, but I do have one concern. As I clipped on the fan, I noticed that the cooler will still turn on the CPU (1155 / i5) It does take a bit of torque (ie. as I was pushing the fan clips on) but I'm not keen on this, it's clearly sliding on the thermal paste (only a bit used). Is this normal? I can't tighten the four cross-bracket screws any more and it seems to just be held by springs...
Advice much appreciated.
Did you seat the screw in the middle of the bracket into the base of the heatsink like in the pics below:
Originally Posted by Khaled G
Insert the bracket in the heatsink like this:
There is a hole where this screw goes in to keep the heatsink in place
The hole in the middle: once you insert the bracket, open it to the appropriate size:
once in place, place your heatsink on the cpu (WARNING: once in place, DO NOT remove it or you will allow air bubbles to go into your TIM resulting in more heat)
Make sure your screws align same way as you did when installing the back plate (Middle position)
Originally Posted by Teiji
Align the screws with the holes. Screw them in a criss-cross pattern (in order: top-left, bottom-right, top-right, bottom-left)...you may need to use a bit force.
Don't forget to tighten the screw in the middle
You should know that:
1- It's OK for it to rotate (wiggle) in place, but it's not ok of it actually MOVES in any direction !
2- Once the middle screw is in place, no need to worry. (List pic in this post)
3- Even if you tighten the 4 screws, It'll still wiggle because of the springs under the screws.
4- the screw in the middle when placed inside the hole in the base of the heatsink, It'll prevent any movement EXCEPT for in place rotation that will still be limited. The rotation ends when a heat pipe touches one of the bracket arms.
If your cooler moves in a different way, tell me and try to provide a pic or a video (Even if it's taken with a crappy phone).