Sunday, July 14th. 12:00pm
Last night I reseated my Tuniq Tower. I felt like the temperatures were just a bit high, and since it was my first time ever building a computer, I figured a bad seat is a distinct possibility. As usual, I photo-documented the procedure...
Everything's disconnected and the Tower's ready to be loosened and removed.
It was pretty tough unscrewing just as it was putting them in.
Something told me this isn't quite a desirable spread. Now that I think about it, I didn't "wiggle" the Tower after I put it on to help spread the AS5.
Notice the marks outlining the IHS bump... interesting. This may be an indication that the block on my Tower is concave... in which case it needs to be lapped. As I mentioned above, I have just purchased a lapping kit form easypckits.com.
Removing the existing AS5 with 90% isopropyl alcohol. If using a q-tip is dangerous, please let me know and I'll make sure to not that here.
Ugh. Something tells me I messed it up.
With the Tower reseated and a little "wiggle" applied, it's ready to be screwed down again. The screw next to the Northbridge was the hardest one to work with. It's a tight squeeze over there for my fingers.
The reseated and mounted Tower ready for action once again.
I realize I hadn't allowed AS5 its burn in time, but still, the reseat did show a good 5 degree temperature drop at each core. Something tells me the ambient temps did help since I did this right at dusk.
Anyway, the BIOS walkthrough I promised you all is still to come, and so is a lapping pictorial when those show up. My case ought to be here tomorrow, at which time I'll take plenty of photos.
Again, if there's anything you'd like me to take photos of like size comparisons, specific parts of components, whatever, let me know and I'll shoot them. I want to know what you guys would like to see about the case. Maybe something that most reviews never cover.
Thanks again for looking!