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I'm installing my i5 heatsink onto my motherboard and I wasn't sure how the tabs on the stock intel heatsink work. Do you simply just push them into the motherboard and they snap into place? Or do you have to snap them into place, THEN turn the arrow?

I guess my confusion is with rotating the tab, do you do this when installing, or just when removing the heatsink? And after you install the heatsink what direction should the arrow on the tab face? thanks.
    
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Put them in place then push down on the tabs so it clips in. When uninstalling it you turn the tabs and pull them up

Arrows should face away from the heatsink when installed
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When you install the heatsink all you do is push the tabs down, no turning the black tab after you push?

And to remove the tabs you turn the arrow (so it's pointing towards the heatsink) and pull up?

Then turn them back (arrows away from heatsink) and then push it back in to reinstall.

Does this seem correct?
    
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When you install the heatsink all you do is push the tabs down, no turning the black tab after you push?

And to remove the tabs you turn the arrow (so it's pointing towards the heatsink) and pull up?

Then turn them back (arrows away from heatsink) and then push it back in to reinstall.

Does this seem correct?
Yes, that is correct.
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Put them in place then push down on the tabs so it clips in. When uninstalling it you turn the tabs and pull them up

Arrows should face away from the heatsink when installed
I think when i installed my stock heatsink I placed the arrows pointing in cause the Intel directions blow. Do you think this would cause any performance loss and maybe the reason why i can't turn on P95 and have it run for more than 3 minutes without hitting 90c? lol
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I think when i installed my stock heatsink I placed the arrows pointing in cause the Intel directions blow. Do you think this would cause any performance loss and maybe the reason why i can't turn on P95 and have it run for more than 3 minutes without hitting 90c? lol
That could absolutely be causing your overheat issues. You have the pins pointed towards the heatsink which is the orientation for when you remove the heatsink. This could easily cause one of the pegs to become loose I would imagine and then the heatsink would not be sitting flush with the CPU.

Best bet is to remove the heatsink, then turn the arrows AWAY from the heatsink and then clamp her down and leave the arrows facing away from heatsink.
    
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That could absolutely be causing your overheat issues. You have the pins pointed towards the heatsink which is the orientation for when you remove the heatsink. This could easily cause one of the pegs to become loose I would imagine and then the heatsink would not be sitting flush with the CPU.

Best bet is to remove the heatsink, then turn the arrows AWAY from the heatsink and then clamp her down and leave the arrows facing away from heatsink.
Well removing the heatsink would require reapplication of thermal paste wouldn't it? I would love to avoid that step.

Shouldn't the issue right itself if I turn the arrows out which should tighten the HSF down, right?

I knew that Intel manual was a POS from the start. Almost no writing. Just pictures. Lol
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I wouldn't trust just turning the arrows, redo it to be 100%. Just clean up the thermal
grease with rubbing alcohol and then reapply a dot in the center of the CPU and put the heatsink on again.
    
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I wouldn't trust just turning the arrows, redo it to be 100%. Just clean up the thermal
grease with rubbing alcohol and then reapply a dot in the center of the CPU and put the heatsink on again.
damn. i love how i came here to help you out then found a problem with my setup and came to you. lol.



you know what? i already clocked my idle temps on 5 different occasions and got an idle of 36.5c avg. ill start off by trying to just turn the arrows then ill check idle a few times.

could this be the reason why my core 3 is always like 5 degrees hotter than the others? lol

BTW i dont have an i5 i have an i7. same heatsink if im not mistaken.
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damn. i love how i came here to help you out then found a problem with my setup and came to you. lol.



you know what? i already clocked my idle temps on 5 different occasions and got an idle of 36.5c avg. ill start off by trying to just turn the arrows then ill check idle a few times.

could this be the reason why my core 3 is always like 5 degrees hotter than the others? lol

BTW i dont have an i5 i have an i7. same heatsink if im not mistaken.
For sure, that's what the boards are all about. The one advantage of removing the heatsink and reinstalling it would be you can then see the thermal grease pattern and how it was spread out.

This will tell you (to confirm) that the heatsink was actually all the way down on the cpu. After you turn the arrows away from the heatsink you might
as well push the pegs down again to see if you hear a 'click'.

Here is the intel install video:
    
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