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post #1 of 24
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i just installed a TRUE and god dam it was hard. i recently had a zalman 9500 that was easy as can be to install. and the temps are only like 5 degrees cooler, running at 3.1 right now. what the F. the only reasoning i can think of is i used my back exhaust fan as a temporary fan for now, so in a few days i'll get a stronger/better 120 fan for the cooler and replace the one i took off the case. and the fan mounters for the heatsink suck. i never cursed this bad in my life.
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post #2 of 24
It really was not that bad.

Sorry you had so much trouble.
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post #3 of 24
You really have to lap the TRUE for it to shine.

The TRUE was MUCH easier than a 9700 install IMHO, but your mileage apparently varies.

Sorry :S
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post #4 of 24
Ahh yes, giant air coolers. They can be such fun.
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post #5 of 24
well, if you are really THAT mad at it, you could sell it to me maybe? =P
post #6 of 24
Might not be flat. Check out my TRUE thread below in my sig.
post #7 of 24
the last large air cooler I had personal experience with was a zalman cnps 7000 cu-led

... and I thought it was big.... oh and there was a scythe ninja I helped my friend remount and I guess I did put in a geminii for a day on my system, but they were all easy.

I think I will be trying out an Ultra-120 Extreme (acronym 'true' just bugs me...) soon though for a budget build.
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post #8 of 24
I lapped mine and actually got worse temps than prior (although that could have been my fault). I am going to have another go at it.

And I agree, the mounting wires are plenty annoying and sometimes pop off.
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post #9 of 24
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i think that installing it smeared some of the thermal paste, but i put it on both the heatsink and cpu so i think that should be fine. but i'll let you guys know right here what the results are after i add a real fan to the heatsink and replace the case fan. one question how tight should i tighten the screws? i couldn't tell but i was afraid to go to tight? i was thinking about getting a lapping kit and lapping both the cpu and true.
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post #10 of 24
I hate mine too. It moves (when i put force) even when the screws dont move anymore, how gay. Plus, its uneven. I need to lap it, and IDK How.
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