Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer
i need to know if I should lap the CPU and/or the h50 itself?
Also im having some trouble figuring out the pressure mod. My Asus mobo came with this metal backplate with thick screws. The screws are about a size larger than the ones supplied with the H50. I think the H50 are 4-40 size screws? and the ones i have are like 6/32s or something. These 6/32 screws dont go into the mounting holders. So should I just stick with the standard mounting setup? Because I could dremel the holes out just a tad for the larger screws to fit in.
im excited to get this thing mounted. Also whats the best method to apply TIM? the pea method doesnt work well on square cpus... maybe just apply it in a thin layer and evenly?
We have no indications of whether lapping the CPU/Heatsink make a big difference or not. If you've got the kit I say do it!
I would use the bracket that corsair supplied and pressure mod it, rather than trying to use the old backplate unless
the old backplate is much stronger. The Corsair one is made of plastic if i recall correctly, and wont be good if you put too much pressure on.
Having said that I've never pressure modded anything so I could be talking absolute rubbish