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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  
post #301 of 446
I don't see any reason to not go steel. Thanks for the clarification on the differences between all the HSFs Tator, I never knew that.

Also, Naf, YHPM.
post #302 of 446
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thanks for the clarification tator!

as of now, i just ran out of my last batch. new ones will be in next week-ish.

i'm also considering going to steel instead of aluminum as i personalyl think it would decrease flex when mounted. what do you guys think?
When i mounted mine last weekend, the corners had a ton of flex on them and my Dark Knight kinda slide around a bit while I was trying to tighten down the screws... so I think my AS5 thermal paste may have gotten spread around a bit unevenly.

I also had my case, laying flat on my floor while I was mounting it and I had nothing directly under the CPU Socket area. On my motherboard, MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum, when I removed the stock AM2+ mounting bracket, the back plate beneath the motherboard became detached.

Fortunately however, the screw holes on that back plate were actually raised up through the screw holes on the motherboard. The problem this posed however being that with nothing "hard" placed underneath the Case as it was laying flat, under the Socket area, while I was trying to screw the Mount onto place and pushing down with the Screwdriver, the screws were very difficult to make contact with the threads on the back plate. This is because as I pushed down on the screw's, the bottom of the case (as it was laying flat) just pushed down as well since there was nothing under it.

I took an old, dead HDD, stuck it under the CPU Socket area, under the case.

This, forced the backplate to press up flat against the back of the Mobo again, and the Screws were much easier to screw in.

But in this initial process of trying to screw the thing on, the Heat sink slide around and obviously spread my AS5 paste all over the place.

I am going to remount it this weekend, and this time use my newer tube of ICD7 instead of my older tube of AS5.

On the plus side, now that my Dark Knight is mounted with Nafljhy's mount, I have seen a small decrease in CPU temps. Probably not as much as it should though because I used an older tube of Arctic Silver 5 that got all unevenly spread about...
     
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post #303 of 446
Oh...

As for Home Depot, or Lowes...

I just used four, 3/4" 6-32 threaded screws; which I picked up at Lowes in a package of 12 for $1.50.

I didn't need any nuts, washers, or anything else...

I took two of the small Intel Screw that came with my Dark Knight and used those to screw Nafljhy's bracket onto my Dark Knight. Then I just used those four 3/4" 6-32 threaded screws, to screw the whole thing onto my motherboard via the threaded screw holes on the back plate... then done!
     
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post #304 of 446
But do you know the exact size? How long? What about the bolts?

Thanks.

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they are m3 threaded.
post #305 of 446
wait what? if you got that adapter, what you need isnt the rods but nuts. so you would want to find yourself some M3 thumb nuts.

and im not sure if you bought the right mount.. as they have two versions X and S. i however have forgotten which of the two is the correct one to get.
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post #306 of 446
I got the X version. But it only came with bracket. No nuts, no bolts. Nothing. That's why I wasn't sure which one or the size I needed to use to screw that thing in.

As of what cjc75 said, he just used four, 3/4" 6-32 threaded screws and that was it.

Damn it, which I can find pictures so I know what I'll be getting or what it looks like.

Sorry to cause all the headache naf.

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wait what? if you got that adapter, what you need isnt the rods but nuts. so you would want to find yourself some M3 thumb nuts.

and im not sure if you bought the right mount.. as they have two versions X and S. i however have forgotten which of the two is the correct one to get.
post #307 of 446
huh... i have no idea then. :\\

ok. i think i know what you are saying. well here is the thing, you know how you can take apart your amd mount? why don't you take it apart and just use the old screws?

if you don't have any then i'd recommend maybe 1/4" 6-32" screws but at most 1/2" screws. in anycase, its 6-32 threaded screws.
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post #308 of 446
ok i got my screws and washers including the plastic ones, i thought you said 3/4?
And before I start, any advice? and concerns I need to watch? also, do I need to remove the mobo or will the existing backplate just catch? no need for a nut down there?
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my thing above was talking to raisethe3 as he did something different and he needs help.

as for advice, i can't help you there.
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my thing above was talking to raisethe3 as he did something different and he needs help.

as for advice, i can't help you there.
do you know if i need to take out the mobo and put a nut under it or will it hold without?
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