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Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
whats a molex connection?

same thing that plugs into the back of Harddrives?


i will update everyone when im done, i wont be doing it for a few weeks ATLEAST still waiting on a few parts DVD Writer and deciding on ram still.



but i wanna know everything before i attempt anything
yeah, molex is the 4 pin deal that plugs into drives.

Like i said before, each chip has its limit, and you won't know everything going in... I've tried, there is allways more to learn. Keep us up to date!
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post #22 of 48
Yup, the molex is the connector that goes to hard drives and optical drives.

My advice:
Work on wood/tile with bare feet. Better safe than static.
Socket 939 CPUs can be a ***** to install your first time. Just follow the instructions, and take a break if you get frustrated with ANYTHING.
Take it slow, and think things out.
Try to organize your cables for good airflow.
If you have a problem, come ask us questions. Pretty much everyone here would be happy to help you.

Good luck with that monster of a rig.
post #23 of 48
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why are they hard to install?

hard to push the pins in?

whats the BIGGEST problem im going to have doing this?


only thing i know is bare feeet no carpet... and makesure the mobo doesn't touch the case at all.
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post #24 of 48
He's most likely refering to the cooling. I just installed a TT Big Typhoon. You have to install the heatsink before you install the motherboard. There is a bigass plate that gets mounted on the bottom of the board. I have done some reading and found that there are a couple things to watch out for. First, don't over tighten the backplate as the board can short out on the metal bracket if the solder points are longer than the rubber pad is deep. Also, don't over tighten the heatsink because you are putting direct pressure on the center of the cpu. You might also want to think about lapping the heatsink/cpu. Lapping means to give the surfaces a mirror finish. This gives better heat conduction between the cpu and heatsink, ultimatly resulting in lower idle/load temperatures. I'd explain it further, but it has been covered extensively on these boards, just look through the cooling forums. Hmm, all i can think of atm.
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ohh, so lapping is like polish the top of the CPU for cooler connection?



ouch, the BIGT doesn't sound safe.



also, question... is it bad to use Magnetic Screw Drivers?
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post #26 of 48
Just like w/ static... i don't think your supposed to... but i allways have. Think the risk is less than if you drop a screw on a hot board.

As to lapping, i think you would want to focus on the heatsink as the TT big typhoon is notorious for a so-so finish.

Yes, you run risks when installing a heatsink like the BT, but it is the premier air cooler these days.
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post #27 of 48
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ohh... just get like a fine sandpaper and just smooth out the BT?
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post #28 of 48
yeah, but from what i understand, you want really fine paper, like start out w/ 1000 grit and work up to 2000 i think. Also, you want to use something completely flat as your "sanding block".

Like i said though, i'm no expert in lapping, there are walkthroughs in the cooling forum though i'm sure.
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post #29 of 48
There's a FAQ/guide on lapping, I'll look for it.

Edit: Guide on installing Big Typhoon (by Amped):
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/69574-...g-typhoon.html

Edit v2.0: Guide on lapping your CPU's IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) or heatsink (by CrimsonMango):
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/15897-...-p4s-a64s.html
post #30 of 48
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that sounds like a lot of work, is the finish on the BT that bad?

odds are i will sand it so its uneven or something and it wont fit perfect on the cpu

how much torque should I put on the screws so I dont OVER tighen the BT? does the manual cover all this?

last thing I want is to crush the cpu
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