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can any thing bad happen to your cpu by putting on your cpu cooler to tight ?

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I watched a video on youtube on how to install a cpu cooler and on the video it says not to put the cpu cooler on to tight . I am worried because I put the cpu cooler back plate behind the motherboard on as tight as possible . when the guy on the youtube video said not to screw the cpu cooler on to tight was he talking about the screws that are on the cpu cooler that go on the front of the motherboard ? or was he talking about all the screws for the cpu cooler ? also can you damage the pins on the cpu by putting the cooler on to tight ? should I loosen the screws a little ? should I be worried ?
    
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1. If you had screwed your CPU cooler too tight you would know by now, because the bolts would cause physical damage (cracks) to your motherboard. So, if your mobo is whole (i.e. no cracks) it means that you did not screw your CPU cooler too tight.

2. No, the pins cannot be damaged on account of the CPU cooler being screwed too tight.

3. No, you should not loosen the screws. Doing so will cause vibration and an annoying & fairly audible humming sound.
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