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Hey - so I recently overtightened my phase change evap mount and was wondering if anyone has any tips on how tight the mount should be. The image below is of a mounting hole in my motherboard - looks like I tightened on side too much.

Also - do you guys use foam on the back side of the motherboard? If so, how thick?

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 4
The image is a bit too small to see... but when I mounted mine, I used a Kingpin Cooling mounting kit which comes with springs. I tighten the nuts until the springs are fully compressed and then stop there.

http://kingpincooling.com/F1-evo-replacement-hw-kit/
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I try to tighten them evenly until firm. The springs on mine are very firm, so I think fully tightening mine might be overkill. I have not had any problems on that account anyway.
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I usually use bolts & wingnuts without springs, & also tighten evenly until firm. I hold the evap down (contacted with IHS) with one hand, spin the nuts down to the mount then give them each a few more even turns to tighten.
With a backplate I normally have the foam just a bit bigger than the backplate (about 1/4" foam), if not using a backplate I use a bigger piece of foam the same size as the motherboard. Sitting on a mobo box the entire bottom is covered.
    
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