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Well I installed my BT, but I don't think I did it 100% correctly. How tight do the screws need to be, I tightened the screws as far as I could with the mobo attached, but I have a feeling that I am going to need to take it off and do it over again. My temps right now as I type are 42C, that was taken from the core using Speedfan. I can slightly wiggle the cooler from side to side, I didn't put to much thermal paste, I wish I had AS5 to put on it, but I don't. Could someone tell me how tight I need to have it, because the instructions didn't say a thing about it. Ohh yeah, this thing looks awesome in my computer, I love her! along with the FM121!

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post #2 of 5
Slight torque motion is okay. I do the same as you to seat it, just tighten them(in increments, not one at a time) as far as they'll go. Just need to make sure you seat it flat, and use a very small amount of thermal paste. In the case of the BT, it is very helpful if you lap it. So consider that.
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Yeah, I noticed a few spots that lapping would take care of. I guess I need to use my short screw driver tomorrow to tighten the screws, because I can't really get good down there with a regular screwdriver. I got to get to bed, night

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tighten the screws till you cant move them with your fingers, careful not to bend the mobo
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Hey guys, I tried reseating it and tightening it down, but I am still getting 45C idle, I think I have done something majorly wrong. I am about to start really overclocking as soon as my board gets here and I my proc to be cool as possible, so I think I am going to take the IHS off. Do anyone know if I have any caps next to the sides that could be cut off easily? Also I little of topic but it my stepping the best? here's a CPUZ sceen shot.

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