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Installing a BIG Typhoon On An Asus A8N32 mobo

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this is hte mobo im gonna be installing the BT on.


any advice so I dont mess this up? anyone that has done it, what should I watch out for or any advice? should I use the bracket that it comes with? or the one already on the mobo? My mobo is not installed yet, so thats not a prob.

also, how tight do the screws go?
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anyone?
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post #3 of 11
You shouldn't have to tighten it extremely tight. I'd go hand tight and then maybe a 1/4 turn after that. You'll need the mounting bracket that comes with the setup.
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post #4 of 11
When tightening the screws, make sure you only do a couple of turns on each screw, until they're all tightened, instead of doing one all the way. That way, the HS seats on your CPU properly.
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post #5 of 11
Something i found easy for the BT tightening, was i pressed down a side on the top bracket, and then tightened the nut down on each corner of the bracket, and when its pretty tight, justv maybe like 1/4 of a turn with a small wrench.
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post #6 of 11
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My only concern is CRUSHING the cpu.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
My only concern is CRUSHING the cpu.
LOL, you will have to do some seriouse tightening on that bracket to crush anything. Just tighten the nuts pretty snug, you should only be able you twist the BT slightly when its tightened down. If you make it too loose, it wont seat well enough and youll wonder why your temps are horrible.
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post #8 of 11
http://www.overclock.net/864441-post1.html

My A8N32 is inverted in a Lian Li v1000 case. The inversion hasn't hurt my temps, but, the mobo has idled around 35-40C. I put a 150cfm fan on the BT and the rear case intake. My mobo temps dropped 10C with the fans at full speed. They are loud!
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post #9 of 11
also as long as you can access your mounting holes to mount your motherboard afterwards...by all means install the HS first...then install the MB in the case
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post #10 of 11
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I dont know how to control my P180 fans...

how do I set the speed of my case fans?

I just have them hooked up to my 4 pin connectors, where is the controler
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