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post #1 of 7
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Hi guys, I recently decided to build my first rig and it seems as if my x61 sort of blew up on me. It seemed to have installed right, but when I flipped the case back up to mount it to the top of my case, the cooling block just popped right off with the standoffs and brackets still in place. Can anyone tell me what it is I'm doing wrong because I can't seem to find it.

Images of my failure/how I installed the block

Overview

http://imgur.com/eOi7rTK

Backplate

http://imgur.com/k2TaoAT

My poor CPU w/ mounting and retention on with standoffs

http://imgur.com/SqAxq6n

How I put on mounting bracket and retention bracket

http://imgur.com/E0nt6cA

All help appreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 7
Keep the retention ring loose on the board. Install the block/pump and twist it so the teeth on the ring line up with the notches on the block/pump. Then tighten down the ring. That's how I had to install my H55 when I was using that temporarily.
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post #3 of 7
Are you certain that you used the correct stand offs? There should have been three sets of standoffs included with your kit.

One set = Intel 115X/1366
One set = Intel 2011
One set = AMD

Regardless the pump/heatsink assembly should not have come apart from the pre-installed bracket. The pump/heatsink assembly is held onto the bracket with multiple plastic clips that fasten the pump to the bracket. Are those deformed or broken? Were the clips securely locked into place to begin with?
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post #4 of 7
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Apologies, I'm not really adept at identifying these type of screws. But the one on the left of this picture is the one I was using for the standoffs on the board. Possible it was wrong?

http://imgur.com/QtR411m
post #5 of 7
As long as you are using the correct standoffs (to ensure that the spacing between the pump/heatsink/cpu is correct) then Moren hit the nail on the head. He said it in a much clearer way than I did.
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post #6 of 7
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Yeah I didn't notice the teeth on the back of the block when I first installed it so it fell off when the mounting bracket shifted during me screwing in the offsets. Thanks everyone. thumb.gif
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Glad you got it sorted.
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