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Will this affect my cooling setup?

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I'm running a Hyper 212 EVO.

Is it normal for it (after screwing it down to the motherboard, applying thermal paste to it, etc.) to 'turn' about a degree or two? I noticed it wasn't lined up perfectly, and so I turned it just a little bit. I'm worried it might affect the thermal paste. Thanks.
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that happened when i had my zalman cooler, didn't affect my temps at all.
    
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I usually twist a bit heatsinks just after they've made contact with the CPU so that thermal paste is spread better. I think I've seen this advice here some times...

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