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

 
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    Yes, I would buy an Xiggy mount for AM2
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post #311 of 446
tbh, i don't really know. as i actually don't even use my own mount as i have an intel system not AMD.

the other members who do use this would actually be able to help you much better on question.

sorry for my lack of help.
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post #312 of 446
ok so i have the mobo completely out now lol, doing it with it in was not happening , trying to get the damned bolts to connect to the backplate now, just giving an update
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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?
If your board has a backplate like mine does then it comes threaded which is how the stock plastic mounting bracket is held down.

When I installed the custom plate naf made I didn't even have to remove the mobo. The backplate thread openings were tall enough to remain in the holes through the motherboard and the screws I bought threaded right into it just fine. I believe they were 6/32's. I bought 4 of them with a hex shaped design since tightening them down with a screwdriver with a pair of fans on was almost impossible given the location of the holes for the custom mount.
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Originally Posted by Fossil View Post
If your board has a backplate like mine does then it comes threaded which is how the stock plastic mounting bracket is held down.

When I installed the custom plate naf made I didn't even have to remove the mobo. The backplate thread openings were tall enough to remain in the holes through the motherboard and the screws I bought threaded right into it just fine. I believe they were 6/32's. I bought 4 of them with a hex shaped design since tightening them down with a screwdriver with a pair of fans on was almost impossible given the location of the holes for the custom mount.
yeah, im wishing mine were hex right about now
so heres where I am now: The 6-32 3/4 are too short, plain and simple, tried it several ways, its not happening lol, so i suppose Im off to lowes tomorrow afternoon, going to need longer ones
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post #315 of 446
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yeah, im wishing mine were hex right about now
so heres where I am now: The 6-32 3/4 are too short, plain and simple, tried it several ways, its not happening lol, so i suppose Im off to lowes tomorrow afternoon, going to need longer ones
3/4 are too short? Seriously? I have 3/4 ones and they work perfectly.
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3/4 are too short? Seriously? I have 3/4 ones and they work perfectly.
Unfortunately. Not sure why but I played with it for over an hour before I gave up on the 3/4. Tried everything I could
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post #317 of 446
If you mobo has a backplate ( and i'm sure it dose ) those 3/4'' screws should work just fine. I too am using 3/4'' and had no problem installing. Can you post some pics of what your installation problem is?
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post #318 of 446
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If you mobo has a backplate ( and i'm sure it dose ) those 3/4'' screws should work just fine. I too am using 3/4'' and had no problem installing. Can you post some pics of what your installation problem is?
Yeah I will tonight, at work currentlly. I'm picking up the longer ones on my way home and I'll try to take a few pics.
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post #319 of 446
Well, got it on there...worried I must have done something wrong as my full load temps are going as high as 55C now It looks much better but a 7C Spike isn't worth it. I'll try to see why it went up and see if I can find a solution. I had some issue tightening it, the bolt seems loose but its holding it securely, at first I went too tight as there was a visible warp in the board. Scraed the hell outta me so I loosened, think I may still have it too tight?

EDIT: Please don't make fun of my terrible cable job lol


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post #320 of 446
i see what you did wrong when you had the 3/4".

those nuts are supposed to be on the otherside of where you have them. thats why it became so short. right now, i don't think you're getting enough pressure on the chip because the screw length is too long now.
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