Originally Posted by dmfree88
I havent reseated it since this issues started. It was fine for about a week or two, then i went to test it again just to verify tim had settled well and it apparently hasnt . but I have reseated the cpu twice now total since ive owned it and everytime i have due to the type of mount i dont have a 2 foot screwdriver to reach without twisting the heatsink everytime. Ontop of that even when its fully seated, it still rotates slightly if touched so its extremely hard to put together without movement. Which i think is causing the tim to overspread. But you cant put the fan on until after you screw it in so this also causes it to rotate aswell. Its just a pain it barely moves but just enough back and forth to irritate me and possibly cause this issue. I havent had time to re-seat it again but I am going to try extremely delicately and see what happens.
Sorry to hear your troubles man. I am not sure why, but my 212 Evo has not been able to spin or rotate at all since the day I screw it down. Even if I use force, the fins bend before I could rotate it. :/
I'll reseat mine some other time. Might be selling this rig soon so I CBA right now.
Is it an Evo you have? I have an Evo and used a normal small pea in centre method, let the weight spread it, if it tilted too much, I would balance it. Then I let it set for a minute, then mount the brackets. Of course screwing the screws tighter in criss cross fashion to balance the pressure. (top left screw, then bottom right and etc, applying only a few rotations to the screws at a time.) But I'm sure that's what you've been doing anyway. Just a thought though.