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xspc raystorm waterblock mounting problem!

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I'm currently upgrading to watercooling to replace my h50 and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using an xspc cpu waterblock on an AMD board? I'm having a really tough time mounting it to my biostar a85w fm2 board. In order for the screws to even begin to thread onto the backplate the springs are already compressed all the way and the board and the waterblock mount are significantly bowed. The only way i can get it to mount without it being under this much pressure is to not use the springs. Is it safe to mount the block without springs? I've already tried to shorten the springs and still had the same issue. Any advice?
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As long as the block is tightened down your fine.
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Is the backplate the right way around?
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Not actually sure what the problem is but have you followed the RayStorm CPU (Intel+AMD) manual (last page for AMD).

There is no way the board should be bending to any significant level if you are following the manual and if for whatever reason it is, or the springs are compressed before you start mounting, i'd suggest you stop before you break something.

Please update the thread as its important we know if there is any confusion as to how the blocks mounts or incompatibility to other hardware which may benefit others in the future thumb.gif
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