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Reseting heatsink!!!

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Do guys take out the mother board from the case when u reset the cpu heatsink?
because i dont really feel like taking out the whole mother board out of case to much work lol. is it safe remount the heatsink while the mobo in the case ? the reason i ask this question because there is no flat surface under mobo in the case just 8 screw holding mobo in the case, when i try remount in the case is there chance my mobo going to break if i presure to much?
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If you are careful, you should be ok. Still, safest bet is to pull the board.
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Some heatsinks are a pain to install when the motherboard is in the case, for example like the one I have. Be cafefull not to apply to much pressure, you can use your better judgement if you feel that you are pressing too hard. The heatsink clips will give you a tight seal between the CPU and heatsink but for the best contact Overclockers will lap the CPU and heatsinks. This is not necessary but if dont correctly can lower your load temps. Remeber that lapping your CPU voids its warrenty.
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lol... overclocking technically voids your warranty too, lapping is just more obvious.
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well when i reseated my TRUE120 i installed it when the mobo was out of the case. then i put the fan on the HSF after i installed the mobo.
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