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quick question about my cpu socket and watercooling it.

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After many suggestions from alot of helpful people arround here I am going to purchase this kit from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108076

This is my current MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028

What concerns me (and this is probably a very stupid question) is it seems the "latch" that closes arround my CPU socket to hold the CPU in place actually rises alittle higher then the CPU itself.

How will any kind of heatsink I put on it be able to mash firmly onto the CPU itself if this "latch" will cause it to sit alittle high? I know this sounds dumb but I swear my CPU does not seem "flat" its almost like its uneven at the top and not smooth.
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I thought that first too But it will fit fine, don't worry.
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If the bracket that holds down the CPU is above to top surface of your chip, any cooling system you attempt to use may not make proper contact with your CPU.

Try resetting your CPU and see if that helps. Many people around here have the same board as you do so they may be of better assistance.

Either way, there should be nothing interfering with your cooler when properly mounted, and the top surface of your CPU should be higher than the socket.
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