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Poll Results: Would you buy an Xiggy mount to properly mount your heatsink?

 
  • 78% (335)
    Yes, I would buy an Xiggy mount for AM2
  • 21% (93)
    No, I wouldn't
428 Total Votes  
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Originally Posted by roguetrip View Post
If you have a HomeDepot I picked up part number 28331 (green package for me), It has 4 bolts and 4 nuts. Only ones I could find with 3/4" length.

You can also use the nuts about middle of the screw after they are in the mount so they don't pop out on ya when mounting the HS to the CPU. I actually used some plastic I purchased seperately ones I bought to do that, and don't see a reason not to use the ones in the package.
Our Home Depot is a little further out then the Lowes, I may go there though, what do you mean about the plastic exactly?
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Our Home Depot is a little further out then the Lowes, I may go there though, what do you mean about the plastic exactly?
Lowes might still have the same thing.

I used Plastic nuts I picked up seperately to hold the screws into the mount (think of the nuts as retention clips if you may). the screws like to go sideways as you drop the heatsink down onto the cpu and not all of them dropping into the screw holes.

I did a dry mount real quick to make sure all of Naf's measurements were good (which they were on mine!) and had the screws just dangling about and noticed most where going cockeyed off to the side and not just dropping into the holes. While still being dry mounted I was trying to play around getting them into the holes. I was bumping and moving the HS out of center position constantly and you don't want that to happen while you actually have TIM on the there. So coming back to my I idea. I tried it again with the plastic nuts just being there enough to keep the screw from moving about while mounting. Finally doing this with TIM It dropped on alot better and kept me from making a bad application of TIM.

You don't have to do this, It just helped me out doing it this way. I also did the cross pattern screwing down the screws to help from getting the TIM uneven.

As for the nuts, won't matter if they are plastic or metal. I just used plastic ones.

Hope this helps.
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i gotta ask, how did you mount it rogue trip?

with the supposed 3/4" screws.. you would be able to just use a screw driver to screw them into the backplate of your motherboard unless you didn't have back plate.

so far, the majority of the members here, did have backplates.

EDIT: nvm. i think i get what you did now.
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Good to see this topic is still kickin, naf. Funny it showed up on the latest discussion list just after I got done putting my PC back together from a mobo RMA and I'm currently stress testing the CPU to check that my TP spread wasn't crap. So far so good like last time.
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good to see and hear from you again fossil!

haha. thats pretty cool that you just saw it like that.
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i gotta ask, how did you mount it rogue trip?

with the supposed 3/4" screws.. you would be able to just use a screw driver to screw them into the backplate of your motherboard unless you didn't have back plate.

so far, the majority of the members here, did have backplates.

EDIT: nvm. i think i get what you did now.
Ca n youexplain it to me? From what I understod youre using plastic nuts between the mobo and the mount itself? or am I off?
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Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
i gotta ask, how did you mount it rogue trip?

with the supposed 3/4" screws.. you would be able to just use a screw driver to screw them into the backplate of your motherboard unless you didn't have back plate.

so far, the majority of the members here, did have backplates.

EDIT: nvm. i think i get what you did now.
LOL, I am using the 3/4" screws just fine! Maybe I am making it sound confusing, but the nuts are just there to hold the screws in place while dropping the HS down on to the CPU. Without the nuts the screws would just move off to the side of the holes on my AM2+ bracket. They are not really needed but just helped me guide the screws in better on the first try.

I have the factory bracket as well. ASUS M3A78-T motherboard (AM2+)
post #288 of 446
We need to figure out a way to make the custom mount work with my 4 heat pipe 1284. I'm still desperately looking for an inexpensive solution.
post #289 of 446
try to find another 3 people and it would signicantly reduce the price.
Edited by nafljhy - 3/25/10 at 9:28pm
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here is a pic of what I mean, sorry, my paint skills suck.

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