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post #1 of 9
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Anyone else have this problem? Is it a problem? It is touching the processor but it spins clockwise and counterclockerwise a small amount. The thermal paste seems to be making it do this.
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I heard this from many people and I think it's fine.

What are your temps?
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
I heard this from many people and I think it's fine.

What are your temps?
you THINK lol.....

it may be fine but for 7-15C lower temps, just tighten the darn bolt!! i had 68 load OC'd to 3.52. noticed it moved aruond a bit. reseated and TIGHTENED taht mother til my hands were red with a pliers...load is now 54!!!!!!
    
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dont know yet, Its new and i just hooked it on to the new board. i was asking before I put it in.
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you THINK lol.....

it may be fine but for 7-15C lower temps, just tighten the darn bolt!! i had 68 load OC'd to 3.52. noticed it moved aruond a bit. reseated and TIGHTENED taht mother til my hands were red with a pliers...load is now 54!!!!!!
Mind me then .
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post #6 of 9
I have mine so tight to the board, without the board flexing, and it still moves a little. I contacted Thermaltake via phone/email and they said it will move a little so no worries.

I am @3.6 at 1.46vcore and I get 29 idle 54 load
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Mind me then .
im just amazed how it could cool! mine was loose and it still worked, just not as well as it could...
    
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post #8 of 9
Ya, thats ok, the spring mechanizm that holds the heatsink on cannot hold it solid, anyways, if it held it on so tight that the heatsink could not move, you would have a damaged CPU.

*by move, i mean rotate slightly.
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Ya, thats ok, the spring mechanizm that holds the heatsink on cannot hold it solid, anyways, if it held it on so tight that the heatsink could not move, you would have a damaged CPU.
mines been that tight for about 6 months; and just as tight on my 3000+
    
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