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Hey

I have just installed my TRUE heatsink, and the 4 screws are fully tightened, yet the heatsink will move around slightly if nudged. Is this normal?

Any help would be cool!
    
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Hey

I have just installed my TRUE heatsink, and the 4 screws are fully tightened, yet the heatsink will move around slightly if nudged. Is this normal?

Any help would be cool!
Yes that is normal. If you want, you can add a washer about the thickness of a penny under the mounting bracket. This will add additional pressure and tighten the connection. Your temps may also improve a few degrees.
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Tighter ( = higher pressure exerted on CPU IHS) is better.

sunburn39's tip is very good and quite effective.
    
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Q: How tight should the TRUE be?
A: As tight as a virg...wait maybe i shouldn't finish this on OCN.

Real answer, it should be tight enough to have pressure over the whole chip, there are some threads on washer/penny mods to increase the pressure applied on here.
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As the above have stated. It's normal to slide around a little, in order to get it to stop you have to do a tiny mod. It's really up to you. As long as there is good contact, you should be fine.
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ah ok. Is there a mod guide anywhere, or is it just a case of placing the washer under the mounting bracket? When you say mounting bracket, that is the one that goes UNDERneath the MB? Surely you don't place the washer in-between the MB and the bracket, would that not be risky having the washer in contact with and squashed against the MB?

EDIT: mine was a swine to fit too. I have some nice thermalright fin cuts on my thumbs too. What worries me more is that the TRUE was sliding around like mad and in the arctic silver 5 guide it says try not to move it more than 1-2 degrees clockwise / anti-clockwise. Will this have a massive effect? The TRUE never lost contact with the CPU at any point. I just wanted it to be nice and neat :-(
Edited by jpmad4it - 7/4/08 at 12:06am
    
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What temps are you guys getting from your TRUE? I have all my fans on high and I'm idling at 35 ffs.
    
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What temps are you guys getting from your TRUE? I have all my fans on high and I'm idling at 35 ffs.
If I drop in my Q6700 at stock, I get 18C.. which is 3C from my ambient.
post #9 of 23
Shin what is your voltage on your chip and your mhz ?

Mine Idle:


Mine Load on 7 hours Prime95:

Also 1.43voltage on that Chip!


Edited by Arakasi - 7/4/08 at 5:34am
post #10 of 23
The washer mod, using the stock TRUE mounting gear is a definite improvement regarding mount pressure. Do it.

For even more mount pressure, you can also completely modify the TRUE mounting system as shown below:

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Now *that* TRUE don't spin when you push it.

    
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