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I have the Big Typhoon cooler for my P4 930 and I'm tired of the screws loosening up and allowing my overclock to overheat my proc. I see on their website the new version of the cooler has the proper hold down bracket for the LGA775(four pushpins). Does anyone know if it is possible to get one of those brackets separately cuz i dont need two of these things(though the extra one would make a good paperweight!!).
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Get the new one and sell the old one to a non-775 user (if the BT has brackets for other sockets). Otherwise, you could sell it to someone else who doesn't care.
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You want the VX for its pushpins?

FYI - Someone on here had one, the pushpins snapped, the BT fell off, the CPU overheated and the GPU below the HS was smashed.

Yeah, dont get a VX.

And hold the nut with your hand, and tighten it from the back, with a screwdriver. Easy way to get it MEGA tight.

If you can twist the BT a little, it aint tight enough.

Once i tightened mine so that it couldn't wiggle at all, my temps dropped nearly 10c.

Oh, and there is no 'Pentium4 930'. It's a Pentium D. The P4's only go upto a 671.
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Just get the regular BT with the screws, much more safer/reliable IMO.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Just get the regular BT with the screws, much more safer/reliable IMO.
He has one, hes just complaining that the screws keep coming loose, and thus degrading his temps.

Just need to tighten them screws up, ALOT.
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Im afraid of breaking the mb. I had it REALLY tight once and the board deflected so bad that i thought it was going to crack. It doesnt matter how well the cooler works if the motherboard is cracked..I did think about the pins breaking though. This is a heavy beast thats for sure and i wouldnt want to have it hit my quality X1600 Pro(lol!). Im just really nervous about making it to tight. Im also going to lap the proc and the cooler. This made alot of sense to me and a good way to promote proper thermal conductivity, but thats a whole different discussion.
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