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Could anybody give me some advice when installing a Big Typhoon?? Any problems??? Any information would be appreciated
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No problems...just make sure you get the nuts on there really tight.
     
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Anybody else? Did anybody have an issue with the weight or with my motherboard?
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Originally Posted by claymanhb
No problems...just make sure you get the nuts on there really tight.
Agreed, it's a heavy cooler but you don't want to overtighten the nuts as you could risk breaking your motherboard if you push it too far.

One other thing, after you apply thermal compound (preferably Arctic Silver 5 for best performance) you want to place the cooler down on the CPU in a leveled manner... do not incline it otherwise the thermal compound might not spread equallly over the CPU (check attachment).
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Originally Posted by zone
Agreed, it's a heavy cooler but you don't want to overtighten the nuts as you could risk breaking your motherboard if you push it too far.

One other thing, after you apply thermal compound (preferably Arctic Silver 5 for best performance) you want to place the cooler down on the CPU in a leveled manner... do not incline it otherwise the thermal compound might not spread equallly over the CPU (check attachment).
doesnt the inclined method squeeze out excess air though?
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I didnt use the metal back plates on the last 3 builds. But my computers don't travel.

A long thin flat blade screw driver is all I use. you have to attack it from an angle.
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Originally Posted by Crash
[...]you have to attack it from an angle.
You mean you have to install the heatsink from an angle ?
Doesn't that push all the thermal compound in one direction as you level the heatsink once it touches the CPU leaving an area uncovered ?
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Originally Posted by zone
You mean you have to install the heatsink from an angle ?
Doesn't that push all the thermal compound in one direction as you level the heatsink once it touches the CPU leaving an area uncovered ?
AS5 is pretty sticky, keeps my zalman Ramsinks for my video card on upside down. Its not like its water or anything, dont think it moves everything to one side that easily. It might cause a minor unbalance, but not a noticable one, and you get out any air in there.
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post #9 of 9
I would follow Arctic Silver's instructions exactly, smooth, even pressure, with a few small twists.


The weight shouldn't be a major issue if you use the backing plate, but you pretty much have to remove it before you move the computer far. If you try to transport it with the BT or any other large HSF on it, you'll likely break or warp the board......
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